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The Germantown White House

(Deshler-Morris House)

 

—Independence Nat’l Hist Park —

 
The Germantown White House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
1. The Germantown White House Marker
Inscription.
President George Washington sought refuge here from the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. The following summer, the president returned with his family to enjoy the cooler Germantown countryside.

Interactive exhibits and guided tours offer a glimpse into the daily life of the First Family and household, including enslaved Africans.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 2.041′ N, 75° 10.336′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Germantown Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5442 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Germantown White House (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers Monument at Germantown (within shouting distance of this marker); Reformed Church of Germantown (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Delplaine House (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisa May Alcott
Marker on Germantown Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
2. Marker on Germantown Avenue
(within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Saur (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher Sower (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker contains a photograph of the interior of the Deshler-Morris House.
 
Also see . . .  Deshler-Morris House. Historic Germantown website. (Submitted on September 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Germantown White House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
3. The Germantown White House Marker
Deshler-Morris House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
4. Deshler-Morris House
This house, built in 1772, was witness to the October 4, 1777 Battle of Germantown. British General Sir William Howe stayed here after the battle. Decades later it was the home of President George Washington.
Secondary Sign image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
5. Secondary Sign
The Germantown White House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 4, 2014
6. The Germantown White House
In addition to serving as President Washington's home, this house was the headquarters of Gen. William Howe during and after the October 4, 1777 Battle of Germantown.
Washington's Bedroom in the Germantown White House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 4, 2014
7. Washington's Bedroom in the Germantown White House
Martha Washington often had tea in her bedroom at the Germantown White House.
President Washington's Office image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 4, 2014
8. President Washington's Office
Washington's office was located off of the bedroom. He conducted his presidential duties from this room.
President Washington and Family in the Germantown White House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 3, 2015
9. President Washington and Family in the Germantown White House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7, 8. submitted on October 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on October 3, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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