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Bishop White House

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Address: 309 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
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+1 215-597-8974

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Home of the First Bishop of the American Episcopalian Church

This is great site to see, but you can only do so if you have a ticket. The free tickets are available at the Independence visitor center but they limit the number of folk who can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2015
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

This is great site to see, but you can only do so if you have a ticket. The free tickets are available at the Independence visitor center but they limit the number of folk who can tour the house to ten. The home is pretty posh by 18th century standards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Reserve your spot ahead of time at Indepence Hall Visitors Center. This is the beautiful home of Bishop White who was the Rector at Chirst Church. The Park Ranger did an excellent job. This tour was especially nice because the group was very small (8 people).

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

This comes right after the Todd House with sign up needed at the Independence Visitor Center. It is free and only 4 slots a day as the ranger has to deliberately come to this place. It is bigger and 3.5 storey house than Todd's and screaming rich class in an upper middle class area. They have restored and decorated it... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

A step back in time. Was more interesting because we had also visited Christ Church. Steps are not as steep as other homes toured so it was easier! Tickets are free; group size small.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

This house is the second part of a tour that includes the John & Dolley Todd house just around the corner. The ranger-led tour is free but same-day reservations must be made at the Independence Visitors Center. Bishop William White was the first Episcopal Presiding Bishop of the US as well as the second US Senate Chaplin. As such he... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

As the other two reviewers have said, this is a great tour. Our tour took over an hour because we had a five very enthusiastic fifth grade students with us, and they asked a lot of interesting questions. This house and the Todd house are under the auspices of the Park Services. There are two tours a day -- one... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

The Bishop was a beloved Philadelphia figure, in large part due to his charitable church work. The fine furnishings of the house indicate the elite social standing of the Bishop and his family. He remained in the city to minister to those infected with Yellow Fever, while many other men of wealth abandoned the city. During the tour, you learn... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2010

This house is part of the Todd House tour that you can sign up for free at Independence Hall only. The tour times are set because the tour of both houses is 45 minutes. Since the first home, The Todd House is small, it is limited to 10 people on the tour. The Todd House located on Walnut and 4th... More 

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