Powel House Tours
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Philadelphia was once home to some of the Mid-Atlantic’s most wealthy and influential elite. Travelers who make their way to the Powel House will venture back in time as they wander the elegant and ornate halls where Elizabeth and Samuel Powel once lived.
Close friends of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, the Powels were one of the original power couples in the City of Brotherly Love. Visitors can check out the historic home that’s furnished with all of their personal effects, including Powel portraits, handmade clocks and other family heirlooms. There’s even a letter sent by George Washington himself.
Travelers can see the Powel House on its own, or include it as a stop in a historic walking tour of Philadelphia. Whether it’s a once-off exploration or part of a history-themed trip, the Powel House is worth a stop for history lovers and families.
The Powel House is located at 244 South 3rd Street between Willings Alley and Spruce Street in Philadelphia.
Address: 244 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, USA
Hours: 11am-3pm Thursday through Saturday and noon until 3pm Sundays. Weekends only in March and December.
Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, $20 per family
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Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Powel House hours of operation?
Powel House hours of operation: 11am-3pm Thursday through Saturday and noon until 3pm Sundays. Weekends only in March and December.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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