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Powel House, Philadelphia

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
The Powel House is a historic house museum located at 244 South 3rd Street, between Willings Alley and Spruce Street, in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Built in 1765 in the Georgian style, and embellished by second owner Samuel Powel (1738–1793), it has been called "the finest Georgian row house in the city." As with other houses of this type, the exterior facade is understated and simple, but the interior was elaborately appointed.
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  • Small but exceptional home. Lots of events happened here. precolonial and colonial. The fore-fathers gathered and celebrated here. The house also served several functions throughout...  more »
  • This house has lots of history. The Powels were real political players in their time, and good friends with George & Martha. Much of the interesting history was how the house was saved from...  more »
  • Very big, significant, and informative home. Thank you for such a lovely tour of the Powel house.
  • Only did it at night so it was closed but the spooky ambiance and the stories of haunted bedrooms is something to experience!

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