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Declaration House (Graff House)

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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good25%
  • Average34%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible3%
1 week ago
“You'll walk by it anyway, might as well stop.”
2 weeks ago
“Not worth going out of the way”
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Seventh and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
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+1 215-597-8974
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like the old joke, there just isn't much there there. It is in the area of the mall, the Reading Terminal, Betsy Ross, Franklin, etc. (within a radius of a mile at most) so you will be walking past it anyway. It's free and will...More

Thank Tom F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basically just a house reconstructed on the site of the one in which Jefferson wrote the Declaration. Definitely not worth a visit if you're short on time. There are a few panel displays, copies of the declaration, and two rooms furnished to look like from...More

Thank w c
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Don’t go out of your way to visit this one. It’s nice to see the rooms where the Declaration was written, but that’s basically all it is. It’s free, so if you are there, go in, but we couldn’t even get our National Park passport...More

Thank alilodd80
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

Run by the NPS, this exhibit is left over from the Bicentennial. This is the "location" of where Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. The "actual" house is not there; there's a replica of what his room "may" have looked like. A two-story mosaic of...More

Thank DeePartyofSix
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

We go to a lot of the Park Service historic sites, and this one was rather disappointing. There was very little to do here. It might be good for kids... not sure. I understand it was built as a reproduction of the original house, as...More

Thank RalphK328
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

The security man talked about the items and he was very well spoken and interesting. Small. You’ll get through it fast.

Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

All men are created equal yet he has his salves! It’s a recreation inside and not like a house. Entryway is not obvious but around the back of the house near the wooden seating. It’s a 30 min stop off and is free.

Thank StephenCr0ss
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Well signed, and good explanation, but not what I expected. I thought there would be more to see. It was a building.

Thank Kelley R
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

As a history lover it was great to see the site where the Declaration of Independence was written, but sad to see the trash lying around. We visited several large cities in September, and Philly was definitely the one that seemed to be kept up...More

Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

This is the site where the declaration of Independence was written. back then there were horse stables next door not buildings and cars. Thomas Jefferson would write until the 2nd story room got to hot or the horse flies became too bothersome. Day after day...More

Thank P601AHdavidb
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