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Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks

  • History Museums & Sites

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321 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA


Visit the houses overseen by the Society to learn more about these less-familiar historic gems. The Powel House, home to Revolutionary-era mayor Samuel Powel, hosted George & Martha Washington’s 20th wedding anniversary in the ballroom. The Physick House was where Dr. Physick, a prominent 19th century physician & creator of America’s first soda pop, lived. Boys will be intrigued because one of the artifacts is a jar of live leeches. The Powel & Physick Houses host interactive living history programs, Thurs.-Sun. Other Landmarks are Revolutionary War-era houses Waynesborough & Grumblethorpe.

KIDBIT: American Girl doll fans may recognize the Physick House from its appearance in the book An Addy Mystery: Shadows on Society Hill.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.philalandmarks.org

County: PA - Philadelphia

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