On your next trip to Philadelphia why not stay with one of the famous characters from the city’s early history? Dr. Thomas Bond was good friends with Ben Franklin, his partner in founding the first medical facility in the colonies, in 1751. He trained in Europe, chiefly in Paris, and contributed significantly to the field of medical science in early America. His house is in the heart of Philadelphia’s Old City, just a short walk from many of Philadelphia’s most iconic historic sites: Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, and the Betsy Ross House.
Built in 1769, the four-story house is historically significant as an example of classical revival Georgian-style architecture. The house served as a residence until 1810. And until it was made into a bed and breakfast in 1988, it served in a variety of capacities: for manufacturing stockings, as a leather tannery, a rag supplier, a customs broker, and a retail shop.