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Declaration House (Graff House)

Seventh and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-597-8974
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Where, Thomas Jefferson, seeking a quiet place in which to write, drafted the Declaration of Independence in June 1776.
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Seventh and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
+1 215-597-8974
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

It is a cool place to see because of its relationship to U.S. History but it is closed to the public so there isn't much to see. Stop by, take a look, read some signs and then move along.

Thank kyurinich
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Easy to find in the historic district (there are signs everywhere) and the building itself has a few plaques/signs on it with information. Worth a quick detour if you're in the area.

Thank ER15401
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The attraction is very small, and can be done very quickly. Inside, there is a small display on the Declaration of Independence, which is not really much. And going upstairs, there are the 2 rooms that were rented out to Jefferson. Obviously, not the original...More

Thank WalterHC
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Although I did not go inside the Declaration House, while I was only one block away I decided to walk by this historical landmark. If you are close, I definitely recommend that you at least walk by just because it is another important part of...More

Thank luvtotravel0330
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is the house where Jefferson wrote and re-wrote the Declaration with the help of Franklin and Adams. Very informative tour by the ranger. One thing to be aware of...after Labor day, the house is only open on certain days. Call ahead of time, we...More

2  Thank steve f
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We ran into this by accident...so glad we did!!! Excellent display of how and why the declaration was drafted! This was one of my favorite spots!!

1  Thank wltnr
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The Declaration House where Thomas Jefferson drafted the declaration of independence has many very interesting artifacts and pictures to look at and read including drafts of the Declaration of Independence. The living space of the house is decorated in period correct furnishings and such. Very...More

1  Thank Aaron D
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Tours are limited to 15 people so you will need to arrive about 15 minutes early. The lower level offers information about the document. The upper level has two rooms on display. The NPS could improve the building and utilize the space better. The Ranger...More

Thank Martha B
Reviewed 28 June 2012

This is a very cool and historically significant place, and they've done a great job interpreting the rooms Jefferson rented. The first floor exhibit was small, but it got the point across. The second floor was good as far as the historic rooms Jefferson rented,...More

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 16 May 2012

I stood in awe looking at the rooms where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. I also enjoyed the five minute introductory video. If you like to see where famous people lived and did important things, you will like this house and should visit...More

2  Thank bcnett
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