Independence National Historical Park
The President's House
Project Type

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

commemorates the house at 6th and Market Streets where presidents George Washington and John Adams lived from 1780 to 1800. It was here that they made decisions that shaped the executive branch of government, and where President Washington kept nine slaves.

Selected in a nationwide competition, the Kelly Maiello design marks the footprint of the original building and includes architectural elements of the house, such as entrance portal, fireplaces, ceremonial bay window and kitchen. The final design includes a glass enclosure through which visitors can view archaeological fragments of the original house that were discovered during site excavation.     

View the video that provides a glimpse into the creation process here.

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Photo/Image credits:  Halkin | Mason Photography