Fodor's Expert Review Todd House

Old City House/Mansion/Villa

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. Free tickets are required to tour the house and are available at the Independence Vsitor Center for one-hour tours that include the Bishop White House.


Quick Facts

400 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19106, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Tickets are required for tours and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Independence Visitor Center; limited 10 adults per tour

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