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Germantown White House

Deshler-Morris House

PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON lived here twice, to seek refuge from the 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia and as a summer retreat for the First Family in 1794.

New exhibits offer a glimpse into the daily life of the President's large household, including the enslaved Africans.

This National Park Service site also interprets over three centuries of Germantown history, the 1777 Battle of Germantown and former owners of this historic house, including the Morris family.


Deshler-Morris House

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