Visiting the Declaration House

Color photo of the Declaration House parlor with a Windsor chair and table, tall chest, and tall case clock.
Thomas Jefferson resided at this site while drafting the Declaration of Independence. The house was later demolished, and then reconstructed in 1975.

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The Declaration House is located at 700 Market Street. When open, the entrance door is through the courtyard on 7th Street.
Hours and Fees
Closed. Extensive renovations are required; there is no current timeline for the site to reopen.
No tickets are required to visit (when the site is open).
There are exhibits about the Declaration of Independence on the first floor of the building, along with a brief video shown in the theater. On the second floor, visitors see a parlor and bed chamber furnished as they might have been when Thomas Jefferson lived at this site.
The Declaration House is wheelchair accessible on the first floor only (note: there is a slight lip on the threshold). After entering into the courtyard, go around to the west door for access. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.
Images and Historical Information
See images of the site in the photo gallery below. Additional information is available on the park's website.

Last updated: August 12, 2022

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106



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