Signers of the Declaration of Independence

New Hampshire

Moffatt-Ladd House- Home of William Whipple

Rhode Island

Governor Stephen Hopkins House- Home of Stephen Hopkins


Hancock-Clarke House- Only existing house associated with John Hancock


Huntington Homestead- Home of Samuel Huntington

New York

General William Floyd House- Home of William Floyd

New Jersey

Morven- Home of Richard Stockton

Clark House- Home of Abraham Clark


Parsons-Taylor House- Home of George Taylor

Benjamin Franklin House- Only existing house associated with Benjamin Franklin. Located in London, England


George Read House- House built by signer George Read's son


Paca House- House owned by William Paca

Charles Carroll House- House lived in by signer Charles Carroll of Carrollton


Berkeley Plantation- One of the most historic homes in America. Owned during the Revolution by Benjamin Harrison

Monticello- Best known house owned by Thomas Jefferson

Poplar Forest- Possibly Thomas Jefferson's favorite house

Menokin- Owned by Francis Lightfoot Lee

Stratford Hall- Birthplace of Richard Henry Lee

Wythe House- Home of George Wythe. Located in Colonial Williamsburg

South Carolina

Heyward- Washington House- Home of Thomas Heyward

Hopsewee- Home of Thomas Lynch

Middleton Place- Home of Arthur Middleton

John Rutledge House- House lived in by Edward Rutledge


Meadow Garden- Owned by George Walton

Other Famous Revolutionaries Homes

Mount Vernon- Owned by George Washington (Virginia)

Ferry Farm- George Washington's boyhood home (Virginia)

Gunston Hall- Owned by George Mason, father of the Bill of Rights (Virginia)

Montpelier- Owned by James Madison (Virginia)

James Madison Museum- Dedicated to James Madison, framer of the U.S. Constitution and 4th President of the United States (Virginia)

Ash Lawn-Highland- Owned by James Monroe (Virginia)

James Monroe Museum- Dedicated to James Monroe, 2nd Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War and 5th President of the United States (Virginia)

Scotchtown- One time home of orator Patrick Henry (Virginia)

Red Hill- Last home and burial place of Patrick Henry (Virginia)

John Marshall House- Marshall served as an officer in the army, later was Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (Virginia)

Nathanael Greene House- One time residence of one of George Washington's most able generals (Rhode Island)

John Paul Jones House- America's first naval hero, Jones rented a room in this house (New Hampshire)

Paul Revere House- Warned colonists of British troops moving toward Lexington and Concord (Massachusetts)

Hamilton Grange- Home of Alexander Hamilton (New York)

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site- Jay held many high offices in the Revolutionary government and later became the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (New York)

Clermont State Historic Site- Home of Robert Livingston, a drafter of the Declaration of Independence (New York)

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site- Home of Major General Philip Schuyler (New York)

Betsy Ross House- America's most famous flagmaker (Pennsylvania)

Montpelier- Home of General Henry Knox, commander of artillery under Washington (Maine)

Ethan Allen Homestead- The "Hero of Ticonderoga" grew up on this farm (Vermont)

Nathan Hale Homestead- The "Martyr Spy" grew up on this farm. Connecticut state hero (Connecticut)

Putnam Cottage- General Israel Putnam "Old Put" used this cottage to escape the British in 1779 (Connecticut)

Waynesborough- Birthplace and home of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (Pennsylvania)

Daniel Boone Homestead- Boone, the famous frontiersman was born here (Pennsylvania)

Locust Grove Historic Home- General George Rogers Clark lived his last nine years here and is also buried here (Kentucky)

Other Revolutionaries Homes

Governor John Langdon House- Langdon signed the United States Constitution (New Hampshire)

Pierce Homestead- Home of General Benjamin Pierce; birthplace of Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States (New Hampshire)

John Strong DAR Mansion- General in the Vermont Militia (Vermont)

Jeremiah Lee Mansion- Home of a Colonial Colonel and war financier (Massachusetts)

Gore Place- Home of Christopher Gore, who served in the Continental Army and later served as Governor (Massachusetts)

Quincy House- Home of Revolutionary War Colonel Josiah Quincy (Massachusetts)

Judge Samuel Holten House- Owned by Samuel Holten, member of Continental Congress and signer of the Articles of Confederation (Massachusetts)

Oliver Ellsworth Homestead- Ellsworth was a delegate to Congress and a famous jurist (Connecticut)

Varnum House Museum- Built by General James Mitchell Varnum (Rhode Island)

Herkimer Home State Historic Site- Home of General Nicholas Herkimer, mortally wounded at the Battle of Oriskany (New York)

King Manor Museum- Owned by Rufus King, member of the Continental Congress and signer of the United States Constitution (New York)

Steuben Memorial State Historic Site- Memorial built to honor the "Drillmaster of the American Revolution" (New York)

Thomas Paine Memorial Museum- Museum which honors the writer of "Common Sense" (New York)

Steuben House- Presented to Baron von Steuben for his assistance during the Revolutionary War (New Jersey)

Boxwood Hall- Home of Elias Boudinot, a President of the Continental Congress (New Jersey)

Historic Rock Ford Plantation- Home of Edward Hand, Adjutant General to George Washington (Pennsylvania)

General Horatio Gates House- Home of a Revolutionary War hero (Pennsylvania)

Dickinson Plantation- Memorial to John Dickinson, member of the Continental Congress and signer of the United States Constitution (Delaware)

Smallwood State Park- Home of the commander of the Maryland Line (Maryland)

Mount Airy Mansion- John Parke Custis, son of Martha Washington was married here (Maryland)

Hugh Mercer Apothecary- Restored medicinal shop of General Hugh Mercer, mortally wounded at the Battle of Princeton (Virginia)

Hezekiah Alexander Homesite- Alexander participated in the committee that issued the noted "Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence" (North Carolina)

Barker-Moore House- Home of Penelope Barker, reputed leader of the Edenton Tea Party (North Carolina)

Iredell House- Home of James Iredell, appointed by Washington to the U.S. Supreme Court (North Carolina)

Blount Mansion- Home of William Blount, signer of the United States Constitution (Tennessee)

Cragfont- Home of General James Winchester (Tennessee)

Rock Castle- Home of Daniel Smith, a captain in the Revolutionary War (Tennessee)

Andrew Jackson State Park- At 13, Jackson joined the army and was later captured by the British (South Carolina)

Walnut Grove Plantation- Home of American war hero Margaret Kate Moore (South Carolina)

Drayton Hall- Birthplace of Patriot William Henry Drayton (South Carolina)

Elijah Clark State Park- Commemorates a frontiersman who led pioneers against the British (Georgia)

Homes of Loyalists

Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House- Home of Martin Howard Jr., a loyalist who wrote a widely read pamphlet criticizing opponents of the Crown (Rhode Island)

Tory Trail

A membership of six historic homes in Massachusetts which promotes the Revolution through the eyes of those who stayed loyal to the Crown. The six houses are:

Loring-Greenough House- Home of Joshua Loring, former British Navy officer and appointed by General Gage to the Governor's Council

Shirley-Eustis House- Built by Royal Governor William Shirley and passed to his son-in-law, Eliakim Hutchinson who was a frequent target of the Sons of Liberty.

Golden Ball Tavern- Owned by Isaac Jones, he entertained two British spies in the tavern but later changed alliegances

Isaac Winslow House- Even though a Tory, Winslow's heroic efforts in saving townspeople of Marshfield from an epidemic of smallpox kept him from losing his property

Isaac Royall House- Owned by Isaac Royall Jr. for almost 40 years; General Gage reported that the house was behind rebel lines and Royall and his family fled to Nova Scotia

Jason Russell House- Owned by a loyalist, this was the site of the bloodiest fighting of the first day of the American Revolution, April 19, 1775

Last updated: May 5, 2017

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