Declaration House

Philadelphia 2019 WTW Tour

Declaration House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

Created By: Taylor & Francis Group


Bricklayer Jacob Graff built this modest three floor house in the 1770s, with the intention to have its second floor let for extra income. The second Continental Congress soon brought to the house a slim, ginner haired lodger named Thomas Jefferson, who was looking for a quiet room away from the city noise. His search must have been successful, given the fact that he drafted the declaration of independence in just a few weeks of staying in late spring 1776.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Philadelphia 2019 WTW Tour


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