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.
What to see and do
Stand on the bustling street corner and imagine what it looked like when Thomas Jefferson rented a room in a house on this site in 1776, it was on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Jefferson, along with his enslaved valet Robert Hemmings, stayed at this location while drafting the Declaration of Independence.
When open, the Declaration House garden is wheelchair accessible. 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: June 3, 2024

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