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.

NPS photo

The Declaration House is located at 7th and Market Streets. The entrance door is through the courtyard on 7th Street.
Hours and Fees
Through May 31, 2017: Closed
Check back for summer hours.
Admission is FREE.
No tickets are required to visit.
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. The video is open captioned and audio described. Assistive listening devices are available on-site. 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. Additional information is available on the park's website.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305
Use this number to talk to a park ranger at the visitor center desk for park information. Park rangers are available for calls daily from 8:30am to 5pm. During heavy visitation, park rangers are assisting other visitors and may not be able to answer the phone right away. For information about lodging and restaurants, contact the city concierge staff at 800-537-7676.

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