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The President's House was basically a frame of the house. It had video narratives and posted information of the owned slaves aspect of slavery and in depth information on the... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The President's House was basically a frame of the house. It had video narratives and posted information of the owned slaves aspect of slavery and in depth information on the timeline of America and the slaves arrival and liberation. There was also a display of a dugged frame of the kitchen area of the house.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This place is worth a quick stop on your way to the Liberty Bell. There is not much left of this place, but they did find the original foundation. They have laid out where the original house sat. While there, think about how far the president had to walk to work each day at Independence Hall. Compare that to the... More 

Thank jediknight101
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very cool how they have the foundation preserved. Great to see the walls built to show you what it roughly looked like. A quick visit before going to the Liberty bell.

Thank MarkVatta
Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The President's house was an interesting visit. We saw President Washington's original house! The trip was interesting and the kids enjoyed it.

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Topeka, Kansas
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

I was especially interested in seeing this "new" site on this trip to Philadelphia as I followed the archeological excavation when it was being done on webcam. I also seem to remember some controversy when the excavation was finished as to whether to restore it to pre-research condition or to interpret the site with some kind of structure. What has... More 

Thank GW B
Lancaster, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

It is worth it to stop here just to listen to the various slaves' stories. You can also see really cool archaeological remains of the house's foundation. It doesn't seem like much when you look at it from across the street (many people don't even realize it's an attraction) but there was SO much history that happened right here. If... More 

Thank Eddie B
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

The last time I was in Philadelphia, this site had not even been excavated, so it was fascinating to see what they'd done with the area. The entire foundation and walls are now visible through the plastic plexiglass viewing planes. It really gives you a feel for how close together everything is and was. Informational placards provide detail about the... More 

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is an interesting area of how the Presidents house would of looked if it was still standing. There are various things to read around it and a place where you can see the old foundation.

Thank jhd28
La Plata, Maryland
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Directly across from the parking under the Independence Visiter Center is the house where George Washington lived after leaving office. It's free and open air with movies of actors portraying historical figures. Definitely check it out .

Thank Nicholus S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

The President's House is an outdoor exhibit open 24/7 documenting slavery in the United States, and the many controversies surrounding it. It's a small installation, and appears to be what you do while you're waiting for your turn in the Liberty Bell Center.

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