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.
Oct 20, 2008
A good historic house to tour, included with a tour of the Bishop White House. Reservations have to be made in advance at the National Parks Service Visitors Center though -- you can't just pop in here.