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Deshler-Morris House



Created: 2017/03/29 05:36 AM         Last Updated: 2017/06/29 05:36 AM


Attraction Details Attraction Name:Deshler-Morris House

Attraction Type: Historical Site

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Germantown White House (Formerly Deshler-Morris House

The oldest official presidential residence, the Germantown White House, (Deshler-Morris House) twice sheltered George Washington. In October 1793, he found refuge during the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Continuing the business of government, he held four cabinet meetings here. The next summer, it was a welcome retreat for him and his family near Philadelphia, the Federal Capital.




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Phone Number:(215) 596 1748

E-Mail:ann_dadura@nps.gov

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143 S. Third Street Philadelphia PA USA

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Latitude:39.9480134

Longitude:-75.1461357

Directions to Activity:

From Center City:
Take Interstate 676 West to Interstate 76 West to Exit #32 and follow the signs to Lincoln Drive. At first light, turn right onto Rittenhouse Street. At next light, turn right onto Wissahickon Avenue. At second light, turn left onto School House lane and continue to Germantown Avenue. Turn right onto Germantown Avenue. The site is located on the right hand side.

From the West:
Take 1-76 East PA Turnpike to Exit #24 (Philadelphia). Stay on I-76 (becomes Schuylkill Expressway) to Exit #32 and follow the signs to Lincoln Drive. At first light, turn right onto Rittenhouse Street. At next light, turn right onto Wissahickon Avenue. At second light, turn left onto School House lane and continue to Germantown Avenue. Turn right onto Germantown Avenue. The site is located on the right hand side.

From the North:
Take I-76 Northeast Extension South to I-276 East towards New Jersey. Exit #26 (Fort Washington,) then merge onto PA-309 South. Stay on Route 309 for about 5 miles then slight turn right onto east Washington Lane. Turn left onto Germantown Avenue. The site is located between School House Lane and Coulter Street.

From the South:
Take I-95 North to PA-291 East exit #10 (Philadelphia Airport) PA-291 East becomes I-76 West. Stay on I-76 to Exit #32 and follow the signs to Lincoln Drive. At first light, turn right onto Rittenhouse Street. At next light, turn right onto Wissahickon Avenue. At second light, turn left onto School House lane and continue to Germantown Avenue. Turn right onto Germantown Avenue. The site is located on the right hand side.

Public Transportation:

By Bus:
SEPTA #23 on Germantown Avenue to School House Lane. The site is located in the middle of the block.

Please note: Due to construction work along Germantown Avenue, the Route 23 Bus is detoured onto Greene Street.

Take the #23 bus to Greene and School House Lane, walk right 1 block to Germantown Ave., Turn left to Deshler-Morris House.

By Train:
Chestnut Hill West (R8) to Chelten Avenue station. Out of the station walk east ½ block and turn right on to Pulaski Avenue. One block up Pulaski then left on School House lane. Walk three blocks to Germantown Avenue. Turn right onto Germantown Avenue. The site is located in the middle of the block.






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