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Where, Thomas Jefferson, seeking a quiet place in which to write, drafted the Declaration of Independence in June 1776.
Seventh and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
+1 215-597-8974
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is also known as the Graff House, it is three floors and is the site where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Admission is free and you can see the reconstructed rooms where Jefferson worked and lived.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed August 25, 2018

This three floor, narrow brick building is not original, but a reconstruction that marks the site where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. He rented two rooms on the second floor of a home that was owned by Mr. Graff. Admission is free and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jer b
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Don’t go out of your way for this. Maybe 20 minutes for a self guided tour. The entrance is the glass door around the back-not easy to find.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank IslandzGirl
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The Graff House is a small museum that is 1 block from independence Mall. The building is a rebuild of the house that existed at that time of the writing of the Declaration. The second floor has two rooms with period furniture which is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ttessa223
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 599tomf
Reviewed July 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank w c
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank alilodd80
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank DeePartyofSix
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RalphK328
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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