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Bishop White House

The Bishop White House is currently closed.
 
Bishop White House china on table

Interior, Dining Room, Bishop White House

Independence Nat'l Historical Park

Located at 309 Walnut Street, the Bishop White House is the home of the Rev. Dr. William White, a beloved rector of Christ Church and St. Peter's Church for many years. He was the first Episcopal Bishop of Pennsylvania, and lived in this house from the time it was built in 1787 until his death in 1836. White chose its location because it lay midway between the two churches he served. The house has been restored to reflect the lifestyle of upper-class Philadelphians during the late 18th century. Many of the items in the house actually belonged to the Bishop.
 
Bishop White House
Exterior of Bishop William White's Home, 3rd and Walnut Sts.
Independence Nat'l Historical Park

Did You Know?

Painting of George Washington

Did you know George Washington is the only president of the U.S. to have never served in Washington D.C.? He served in New York City and Philadelphia but left office before D.C. was completed.