Before becoming Secretary of State, and later President, James Madison served as a Congressman during George Washington’s administration here in Philadelphia. Join “James and Dolley” for a 1-hour stroll around their Society Hill Philadelphia neighborhood.
James and Dolley will walk with you in character as if you are their neighbors and share the current goings on during the mid 1790’s including when George Washington turns over the Presidency to John Adams in Congress Hall, Philadelphia.
The tour will pass by homes of prominent Philadelphians who were known to the Madisons at various levels of intimacy as well as their own Spruce Street home. (Not open to the public.)
Tour length: 60 minutes. The group will gather at City Tavern at the corner of 2nd and Walnut Streets and will circle back and end the tour there. For those who are interested, “The Madisons” will be dining at City Tavern, famously described by John Adams as “the most genteel tavern in America,” and will be happy to continue conversation for an additional hour with those who would like to join them. City Tavern will require a food and drink purchase, at your own expense.