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Philadelphia Sights

Todd House

  • 4th and Walnut Sts. Map It
  • Historic Area
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 05/19/2011

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Built in 1775 by John Dilworth, Todd House has been restored to its 1790s appearance, when its best-known resident, Dolley Payne Todd (1768–1849), lived here. She lost her husband, the Quaker lawyer John Todd, to the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. Dolley later married James Madison, who became the fourth president. Her time as a hostess in the White House was quite a contrast to her years in this simple home. There's an 18th-century garden next to Todd House. Get free tickets at the visitor center for one-hour tours that include the Bishop White House.

Sight Information

Address:

4th and Walnut Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States

Map It

Phone:

215-965–2305

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Hrs vary

Updated 05/19/2011

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