text: seven walking tours through historic Philadelphia

House of Joseph Hopkinson

Society Hill 09
"Hail, Columbia!" house

We now walk south toward Spruce Street and turn left. At 338 Spruce, on the south side of the street, is the house where Joseph Hopkinson, jurist and son of Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, lived when, on April 22, 1798, he composed "Hail, Columbia!"

Society Hill