Declaration House (Graff House)

Declaration House (Graff House)

Declaration House (Graff House)
3.5
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Where, Thomas Jefferson, seeking a quiet place in which to write, drafted the Declaration of Independence in June 1776.
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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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  • 8th St • 2 min walk
  • 8th St • 2 min walk
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Xeone D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I wen to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. I did not know anything about any declaration of goods form. When I got there, just about everyone was given one. I filled it in. It asked very straight forward questions.

Just to add. Puerto Vallarta was wonderful. I wasn't there long but I am going to go back for a holiday. Mexico really impressed me. People were friendly and helpful. I wandered around day and night with no problems.
Written 16 September 2023
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Kristin291
Milford, PA45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a place that you can see the outside of the Declaration house. It is half of the original house. There is information along the outside of the building. It is a cute stop along the way to see other places.
Written 6 September 2022
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Margaret B
Greenbelt, MD713 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of independence. Good to see the old house and learn the history.
Written 21 July 2022
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NLBC
Boston, MA61 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This place may be amazing but it is closed. Google maps gave hours that it was open, so we went to find it closed. We called the National Park Service and they noted that due to federal NPS hiring freeze, there aren't enough staff to keep it open and they don't know when it will reopen. So disappointing. Hope it can open soon.
Written 7 November 2019
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Amy M
Cleveland, OH238 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Shame it wasn't open to see inside. It was cool to walk by and see the outside reconstruction but I had hoped to go inside.
Written 21 October 2019
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Ginas418
DeLand, FL974 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We unintentionally visited this house while walking from our hotel to the Liberty Bell. It was a pleasant unexpected surprise.
Written 4 August 2019
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Firefoxusa
Buffalo, NY518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
I love all US history, cherish it and wanted to see where my favorite guy worked and wrote the Golden Words. I felt very happy to finally approach it and feel the spirit of the place, however, there are piles of garbage on the side and all over both yards. And the back yard smells like urine. I hope Philadelphia gets it right one day and clean it up, as it’s a complete disrespect to those who built our country. I already contacted the Philadelphia’s Government about it. So giving 4 stars just for Thomas Jefferson and his efforts.
Written 15 June 2019
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DeliciousDelilah
Ferryside, UK248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
I think that the current Graff House, just near Independence Hall, is a rebuild, nevertheless important to see. Closed when we visited
Written 12 May 2019
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BATMAN & CATWOMAN
Long Island, NY3,364 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This is also known as the Graff House, it is three floors and is the site where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Admission is free and you can see the reconstructed rooms where Jefferson worked and lived.
Written 1 October 2018
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jer b
Bristol, CT1,772 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This three floor, narrow brick building is not original, but a reconstruction that marks the site where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. He rented two rooms on the second floor of a home that was owned by Mr. Graff. Admission is free and you can see the reconstructed rooms where Jefferson worked and lived.
Written 25 August 2018
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