Deshler-Morris House

Planning Your Visit

Operating Hours & Seasons

PLEASE NOTE: The Deshler-Morris House is CLOSED until further notice! Call 215-597-7130 for more information.

The Deshler-Morris House Passport Stamp is still available at the Independence Visitors Center, 6th & Market streets in Philadelphia. For more information about other Independence National Historical Park sites, check their hours of operation, programs and the latest "Gazette."

Fees & Reservations

Admission to the Deshler-Morris House is free.

Contact Information

Site Address
5442 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Mailing Address 
143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

By Phone
(215) 597-7130

By Fax

(215) 861-4950

Directions

By Car:

From Center City
Take Interstate 676 West to Interstate 76 West to Exit #32 and follow the signs to Lincoln Drive. At first light, turn right onto Rittenhouse Street. At next light, turn right onto Wissahickon Avenue. At second light, turn left onto School House lane and continue to Germantown Avenue. Turn right onto Germantown Avenue. The site is located on the right hand side.

From the West
Take 1-76 East PA Turnpike to Exit #24 (Philadelphia). Stay on I-76 (becomes Schuylkill Expressway) to Exit #32 and follow the signs to Lincoln Drive. At first light, turn right onto Rittenhouse Street. At next light, turn right onto Wissahickon Avenue. At second light, turn left onto School House lane and continue to Germantown Avenue. Turn right onto Germantown Avenue. The site is located on the right hand side.

From the North
Take I-76 Northeast Extension South to I-276 East towards New Jersey. Exit #26 (Fort Washington,) then merge onto PA-309 South. Stay on Route 309 for about 5 miles then slight turn right onto east Washington Lane. Turn left onto Germantown Avenue. The site is located between School House Lane and Coulter Street.

From the South
Take I-95 North to PA-291 East exit #10 (Philadelphia Airport) PA-291 East becomes I-76 West. Stay on I-76 to Exit #32 and follow the signs to Lincoln Drive. At first light, turn right onto Rittenhouse Street. At next light, turn right onto Wissahickon Avenue. At second light, turn left onto School House lane and continue to Germantown Avenue. Turn right onto Germantown Avenue. The site is located on the right hand side.

Public Transportation:

By Bus
SEPTA #23 on Germantown Avenue to School House Lane. The site is located in the middle of the block.

By Train
Chestnut Hill West (R8) to Chelten Avenue station. Out of the station walk east ½ block and turn right on to Pulaski Avenue. One block up Pulaski then left on School House lane. Walk three blocks to Germantown Avenue. Turn right onto Germantown Avenue. The site is located in the middle of the block.