Dolley Todd House
Summer seasonal hours, May 23 - September 7, 2015; tours offered daily, times vary, reservations required. Sign up at the visitor center information desk on the morning of your visit.
Located at on the northeast corner of 4th and Walnut Streets, the Todd House was built in 1775. It was occupied from 1791 -1793 by lawyer John Todd, and his wife Dolley Payne. Todd died during the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. Following her husband's death, Dolley married James Madison, later to become the fourth President of the United States. The couple subsequently moved to the Madison estate in Virginia. The Todd House reflects the lifestyle of 18th century Philadelphia's middle class.