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Declaration House

Declaration House


Declaration House

One of the Most Interesting Historical Sites PA Has To Offer!

It's not hard to see the historical importance of Declaration House; if you have any real interest in the birth of the United States, then you need to visit the rooms where Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. The rooms upstairs that Jefferson rented have been renovated and filled with real period furniture (some of it from the actual time that he stayed) while the downstairs rooms have been converted into a museum where you can see various exhibits, and learn about the history of that famous house. Everyone is welcome, from history buffs, to casual visitors, and with its convenient location within Independence national Historic Park, you can't miss it.

Location: 7th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
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Phone: 215- 965-2305
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7th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Declaration House

Walk Where Benjamin Franklin Walked!

Visit the house where Benjamin Franklin first drafted the famous Declaration of Independence in 1776. Originally built in 1775, the second floor rooms were rented out by Franklin the following year as a quiet place in which to draft the declaration.

 

When you visit this historic Philadelphia home you can see the second floor rooms decorated in period style, much as they would have looked when Franklin himself was there. The first floor of the house includes exhibits about the drafting of the declaration. Open year round, admission to the Declaration House is free.

Location: 701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106
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Phone: 215-965-2305
Counties Served:
701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106