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“A national treasure”
Review of Todd House

Todd House
Ranked #173 of 458 things to do in Philadelphia
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

Everyone should make a point to stop at the Todd house to learn some little known American history and a "behind the scenes" story of one of our greatest first ladies!

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Reviewed 23 November 2011

If you're a history geek, you'll love this tour. You can only get in if you have reserved a free ticket at the Independence Visitors Center, and tours fill up fast, so make that a priority. As the other reviewers have said, the house gives you such a great view of the life of the young wife and mother before the yellow fever epidemic changed her world. I had just read the young adult novel, Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson. The images from that book traveled with me through the streets of Philadelphia, and into the Todd House.
The nearby Bishop White house was an added attraction, full of interesting facts and anecdotes. The house is beautifully preserved and marks the difference in social status between Mr. Todd and Bishop White. Highly recommended.
BTW - lots of narrow stairs

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Reviewed 18 November 2011

This is an informative and interesting look into how the future 1st lady lived in late 18th century Philadelphia. While there, you learn about Dolley Tood and her 1st husband, a lawyer who died during the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. You then learn about how she met James Madison, who was to become the 4th President of the United States. The tour is free and paired with the Bishop White House, about 1/2 block down the street.

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Reviewed 18 October 2011

It was interesting to view this house and learn of Dolley Madison's first husband and her early life. We later visited James Madison's home at Montpelier. It was fascinating to see how Dolley's life changed after becoming first lady. Free tickts are available at the Independence Visitor Center.

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Reviewed 29 August 2011

We reserved tickets for the final tour on a Monday *(3PM). Got there and waited outside the property as directed. Ranger came out 5 minutes prior to the tour and it turns out it was only my wife, daughter and myself.
As a result we got the "super" tour of the Todd house and Bishop White house. My daughter is very interested in US history and all questions/comments were welcomed.
The ranger brought us up to the 2nd floor of the Todd house and 3rd floor of the White house. Great, great tour. Highly recommended!

2  Thank sox60
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