Bishop White House

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Bishop White House

Built in 1786, this restored upper-class house embodies Colonial and Federal elegance. It was the home of Bishop William White (1748–1836), rector of Christ Church, first Episcopal bishop of Pennsylvania, and spiritual leader of Philadelphia for 60 years. White, a founder of the Episcopal Church after the break with England, was chaplain to the Continental Congress and entertained many of the country's first families, including Washington and Franklin. The second-floor study contains much of the bishop's own library. The house tour is not recommended for small children. Free tickets are required to tour the house and are available at the Independence Visitor Center for one-hour tours that include the Todd House.

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