Visiting the Bishop White House

Color photo of a row of red brick rowhouses with buff colored shutters. The Bishop White House is the first house on the right and has a doorway with columns and triangular pediment.
The home of the Bishop William White is deceptively roomy inside.  Entrance is by tour only.

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The Bishop White House is located at 309 Walnut Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets.
Hours and Fees
Closed. The site is undergoing repairs to the building's utilities; there is no current timeline for reopening.
When the site is open, timed entry tickets are required. Sign up for a tour at the Independence Visitor Center on the morning of your visit. Tours are limited to ten (10) people; tickets are limited in quantity, and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Bishop White House is the home of the Reverend Dr. William White, a beloved rector of Christ Church and St. Peter's Church for many years. 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, including the book he was reading right before he died in July 1836.
The Bishop White House is wheelchair accessible on the first floor only. The house consists of narrow hallways and many steps. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.
Historical Information
Check out the images below. Additional historical information is available on the park's website.
More to Explore Nearby
Dolley Todd House
Carpenters' Hall (owned and operated by the Carpenters' Company)

Last updated: August 12, 2022

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