August 10, 2017

Our historic travel challenge to the birthplaces and homes of the signers of the Declaration of Independence

Be the first one to post a picture of yourself in your new 1776 Signers Road Trip t-shirt at one of the Birthplaces and Homes of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence featured in our Historic America Road Trip and we'll send you coupon good for $10 off anything in The History List Store. (One coupon code per person per historic site.)

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Just add your photo as a comment on our recent post announcing our Historic Travel Challenge, post your photo to our Facebook page, or send it to us and we'll confirm that you're the first at that site and send you your coupon code.

Betsy Elms Havens got this started with her great list featuring the Homes of America's Founding Fathers and Shauna McDonald Johnson's recent trip to Boston inspired this Challenge when she claimed four sites as a result of her single trip:

Pictured below, from left to right: The site where John Hancock's house once stood; John Quincy Adams's birthplace, not a Signer, though his home is just a stone's throw from his father's, who was a Signer; and, Peace Field, where they both lived.

You can get your own shirt "1776 Historic America Road Trip to the Birthplaces and Homes of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence" t-shirt here.


Shauna Johnson at the sites for the Hancock Manor and the birthplaces and homes of John Adams and John Quincy Adams


These birthplaces and homes of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

  • John Hancock's House Site—Boston, Massachusetts - Shauna Johnson (8/6/17)
  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site—Port Tobacco, Maryland
  • Morrisania—Bronx, New York
  • Fragments of Franklin Court—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Edward Rutledge House—Charleston, South Carolina
  • Heyward-Washington House—Charleston, South Carolina
  • Charles Carroll House—Annapolis, Maryland
  • Governor Stephen Hopkins House—Providence, Rhode Island
  • The Common Man—Merrimack, New Hampshire
  • John Witherspoon House—Princeton, New Jersey
  • Middleton Place—Charleston, South Carolina
  • Summerseat—Morrisville, Pennsylvania
  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest—Forest, Virginia
  • Wythe House—Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Abraham Clark Memorial House—Roselle, New Jersey
  • Nash-Hooper House—Hillsborough, North Carolina
  • Morven Museum & Garden—Princeton, New Jersey
  • Meadow Garden—Augusta, Georgia - Betsy Elms Havens (11/6/2017)
  • William Williams House—Lebanon, Connecticut
  • Francis Hopkinson House—Bordentown, New Jersey
  • Oliver Wolcott Library—Litchfield, Connecticut
  • William Paca House & Garden—Annapolis, Maryland
  • Josiah Bartlett House—Kingston, New Hampshire
  • Samuel Huntington Birthplace—Scotland, Connecticut
  • William Floyd Estate—Mastic Beach, New York
  • Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site—Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Menokin—Warsaw, Virginia
  • George Read House—New Castle, Delaware
  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate—Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Shadwell—Shadwell, Virginia
  • Button Gwinnett House—St. Catherines Island, Georgia
  • George Taylor House—Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
  • Morton Homestead—Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
  • Hopsewee Plantation—Georgetown, South Carolina
  • Nelson House—Yorktown, Virginia
  • John Hart Homestead—Hopewell Borough, New Jersey
  • Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden—Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Stratford Hall, home of the Lees of Virginia—Stratford, Virginia
  • Elsing Green—Elsing Green, Virginia
  • Chase - Lloyd House—Annapolis, Maryland
  • Fort Wilson—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Byfield—Dover, Delaware
  • Benjamin Franklin Birthplace Site—Boston, Massachusetts - Shauna Johnson (8/6/17)
  • Samuel Adams House Site—Boston, Massachusetts
  • Matthew Thornton House—Derry, New Hampshire
  • Monticello—Charlottesville, Virginia
  • John Adams Birthplace - Adams National Historical Park—Quincy, Massachusetts - Shauna Johnson (8/3/17)
  • Joseph Hewes House—Edenton, North Carolina
  • Thomas McKean House Site—New London, Pennsylvania
  • John Penn's House—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Elbridge Gerry House—Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • Roger Sherman Town Hall—New Milford, Connecticut
  • Benjamin Rush House—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • “Hall's Knoll” Home of Dr. Lyman Hall—Midway, Georgia

Updated August 8, 2017


If you visited one of these that hasn't been claimed, post your photo to our Facebook page or send it to us, and if we have missed any birthplace or home, send us a note.  And if you'd like your own "1776 Historic America Road Trip" t-shirt, you'll find it here.


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