This house is the second part of a tour that includes the John & Dolley Todd house just around the corner. The ranger-led tour is free but same-day reservations must be made at the Independence Visitors Center.
Bishop William White was the first Episcopal Presiding Bishop of the US as well as the second US Senate Chaplin. As such he had an elite social status and his house reflects this. The rooms are large and ornately decorated. The house has indoor privies - a rarity for the time. The house has been restored and the decorations are reflective of an upper class home. Many of the items in the house actually belonged to the bishop. There's a painting of the library/study that was made while the bishop lived there and it was used as a guide to the restoration of that room in particular.
The tour includes three floors. The staircases are much wider than those at the Todd house but are still fairly steep.
Our guide was quite informative and knowledgeable about the bishop, his family and the house.
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