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Dolley Todd House

The Todd House is currently closed.

Dolley Todd House

The kitchen in the Dolley Todd House.

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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.

Did You Know?

Drawing of Independence Hall

Did you know the Army, Navy and Marine Corps were founded at Independence Hall throughout the year 1775? The Continental Congress passed resolutions founding the Continental forces in June, October and November of 1775.