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Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on this site in June of 1776. The Graff house exhibit includes a recreation of the two rooms Jefferson rented on the second floor. In it, one sees Jefferson's bedchamber including a tiny bed that makes it hard to imagine how the gangly Jefferson slept at night. One of the only original items in the exhibition is a key to a desk in the bedroom. Jefferson entertained other members of the Congress in the sitting room. The original structure was torn down in 1883. Photographs of the site enabled the National Park Service to build a rather faithful recreation of the original building.

Location: 7th & Market St, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Telephone 215-597-8974

Other History nearby:
(Philadelphia) Afro-American Historical/Cultural Museum
(Philadelphia) Declaration (Graff) House
(Pomeroy) Garfield County Museum
(Philadelphia) Ile Ife Museum of African American Culture

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