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Every story has a shape.

The Germantown White House

Independence National Park, Philadelphia  PA

George Washington did more than sleep at the Deshler-Morris House in Philadelphia. During a dangerous yellow fever epidemic, he relocated his family there and ran the country  from it.  Our introductory exhibits set the scene for the historic house.  In particular, we described the people who lived there with the president: his family and the men and women they enslaved.

A major renovation completed in 2009 has put new life into the house. Interpretive exhibits are displayed in the house next door....The emphasis has also shifted to telling the stories of the entire household, from the slaves who worked there to the president and his wife....The house, which has moved beyond its "Washington slept here" renown into something much more interesting, is part of the Independence National Historical Park.


— Fodor's review

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