143 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
WELCOME to Deshler-Morris
The oldest official presidential residence, the Germantown
White House, (Deshler-Morris House) twice sheltered George
Washington. In October 1793, he found refuge during the Yellow
Fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Continuing the business of
government, he held four cabinet meetings here.
The next summer, it was a welcome retreat for him and his
family near Philadelphia, the Federal Capital.