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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is any of the President's House still standing?


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Is there anything left of the President's House buried under Independence Mall?


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Why weren't these features excavated?


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How long did Washington live in the house?


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How long did John Adams live in the house?


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How many slaves did Washington have in the President's House?


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Is anything left of the slave quarters?


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What do we know about the other servants in the President's House?


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If slavery was abolished in Pennsylvania in 1780, how was Washington able to have slaves in the President's House?


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Why was the President's House torn down?


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Why was the Liberty Bell moved to the President's House site?


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Why was Philadelphia the national capital for ten years?


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Why hasn't the President's House been rebuilt?


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Why did General Howe choose this house to live in during the British occupation of Philadelphia?


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How do you know Benedict Arnold started his treason while living here?


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Who visited the President's House?


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Are any of Washington's slaves buried on the property?


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Where did the Vice President live?


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Where were the offices for the Executive Branch?


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Did the Washingtons own any pets?


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