Visiting the Germantown White House

Color photo showing the exterior of the home, a two story structure.
The Germantown White House is also known as the Deshler-Morris House.  David Deshler built the home beginning in 1752. Elliston P. Morris donated it to the National Park Service in 1948.

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The site is located at 5442 Germantown Avenue, near Chelten Avenue in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. It is approximately 9.5 miles from the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets. See this Google map.

Hours and Fees
Through June 2020: Closed except for special events

Admission is FREE.

No tickets are required to visit the Germantown White House.

Tours and Exhibits
See the home, now restored to its 18th century appearance, that twice sheltered George Washington. Entrance to the house is by tour only. Tours are given every half hour. Groups are limited to 12 people. Larger groups are split into multiple tours. Interactive exhibits in the nearby Bringhurst House provide a glimpse into the life of Washington and his household, including his enslaved servants.

The first floor of the Germantown White House is accessible for those with mobility impairments. Knock on the door, or phone 215-848-0806 for entry. Accessible restrooms are available on site. Some exhibits are audio described. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.

Images and Historical Information
See photos of the site. Historical information about the Germantown White House is available on the park's website.

More to Explore Nearby
Historic Germantown sites

Last updated: October 12, 2019

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305

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