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Declaration House (Graff House)

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Address: Seventh and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215 597 8974
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Where, Thomas Jefferson, seeking a quiet place in which to write, drafted...

Where, Thomas Jefferson, seeking a quiet place in which to write, drafted the Declaration of Independence in June 1776.

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Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence here

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Martha B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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 did an excellent job.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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, but then there was another section that I didn't quite understand. Maybe they're making improvements... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 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 it. If you don't care about this sort of thing, there are MANY other places... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

The Graf house or declaration house is at 6th and market st. It is a reproduction of the original house which was demolished in 1888. On the second floor is a reproduction of Jefferson's bedroom and study in which he wrote the declaration. Price is free and it is open from 12-4

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is a spot that can be easily overlooked, but fascinating, so check it out.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

You wouldn't go to see this on its own, but if you are in the historical area in Philadelphia, you can stop by to get an additional glimpse of history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

An important piece of history. The guides are well-informed and extremely intelligent. I would definitely suggest a visit! I just wish there was more to do here...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

So the actual house that Jefferson wrote the Declaration in stood beside of the official building you'll visit. One of the neatest parts, to me as a writer, was the blown up copy of his edited draft. An exhibit also shows words and phrases seen in the Constitution that were used in prior similar documents. You can also see a... More 

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