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Powel House

244 S. Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-3811
+1 215-627-0364
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The Georgian mansion of well-to-do colonial Samuel Powel, who served as mayor of Philadelphia. Home also to the sinful dinners, as John Adams called it, the fabulous dinners and dances Powel hosted, inviting the founding fathers and foreign dignitaries.
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244 S. Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-3811
City Center East
+1 215-627-0364
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We visited this historic house on recommendation from our concierge, Doc, at the Hilton at Penn's Landing and happy we did. Powell house is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. We took the tour with the site manager, Jennifer, a very smart, knowledgeable...More

Thank Gregg M
Reviewed 1 August 2017

When you visit Philadelphia, be sure to go "beyond the bell," and visit important sites such as the Powel House. The Powels were well-connected and at the center of the circle of the Revolutionary Elite. A room of their house is preserved across town in...More

Thank RhetorAbroad
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We visited the Powel House during a period that they were having some type of play during the evening. So the first thing we noticed was the rooms had non-period furniture that was hodge-podge through the rooms because of the play. That cuts down on...More

Thank FrontierLake
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The people who lived in this house in the 1700s were very important to the history of Philadephia. If you are interested in either local history or Colonial history, be sure to stop here. It's furnished with some pieces that belonged to the original owners,...More

Thank Eddie B
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Tours are offered on the hour, but you can wait on a bench right next door in the shady courtyard, where you can hear a story from one of Old City's history tellers this summer. You'll find lots of connections to George Washington here, even...More

Reviewed 10 April 2016

The Powel House was the home of Samuel and Elizabeth Powel, a prominent family in colonial Philadelphia. It's a guided tour, where several rooms on the first and second floor are visited. There are several works of art throughout, and the guides can tell you...More

Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Built in 1765, this Georgian brick mansion exemplifies mid-18th century luxury. Ironically, during the early 20th century, the house served as a warehouse and office for a business that imported and exported Russian and Siberian horse hair and bristles. At the end of the 1920s,...More

1  Thank DrWJW
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Wow. Step foot into one of the most architecturally and historically significant house museums from colonial Philadelphia. When you walk through the original front door your a literally walking in the same footsteps as George and Martha Washington, John Adams, Ben Franklin, etc. The Powel...More

3  Thank PhillyTraveler17
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

Is here by myself in a quiet afternoon, and was the only visitor. What a unique joy. The very will informed didn't have me a private tour with plenty of delightful conversation, facts and history. I was so glad I stopped by...a perfect afternoon visit.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Stopped by here running errands and took the guided tour. It didn't take long at all and learned so much. The house is beautiful. The tour is not only informational but the guide pointed out the items that are easy to relate to today. For...More

Thank newcitygirl15
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