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The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation

The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation

In view of the Liberty Bell on Independence Mall, the open-air President’s House tells the story of the home where Presidents Washington and Adams lived during their terms and where nine enslaved people served the first president. Features such as the video re-enactments and the display of the enslaved names help people examine the role of freedom in a new nation.

Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: African-American, Historic District, History, Museums & Attractions

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