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Powel House

Powel House

The home of Samuel Powel, Philadelphia’s first mayor, is the epitome of 18th-century elegance. On any given evening during its heyday, the house’s guest list included John Adams, Ben Franklin and the Marquis de Lafayette. View the china gifted by Martha Washington, or dance the minuet on the same floors where she and George celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History

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