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Explore Freedom's Backyard

Historic Germantown is a partnership of 16 extraordinary historic houses, destinations, and museums in Northwest Philadelphia that have joined together to protect, preserve, and share some of Philadelphia's prized historical assets. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and  Instagram.

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    Visit each of our sixteen historic attractions for just $25 for an individual, or $45 for a family of four. More information

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Featured Program
Elephants on the Avenue

Elephants on the Avenue

Workshop Series

March 12, 2016
Poetry Workshop at Johnson House with
Sonia Sanchez

10am to 12 pm

Read more about Elephants on the Avenue; Race, Class & Community in Historic Germantown

#HGElephants is the official hashtag for the Elephants on the Avenue project

“When there’s an elephant in the room, introduce him” – Randy Pausch

Featured Press
HG in the News

HG in the News


Traveling on Germantown's historic path Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, January 17, 2016

Featured Activity
Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Making a Difference in Germantown!

In January 2016 Historic Germantown will award the first of its kind funding support to member sites through the Sustaining our Sites Fund (SOS).  The grant money will be used for exterior improvements.  Many of our historic resources are facing disrepair and loss of historic fabric as funding for historic preservation has disappeared.  This fund seeks to fill that gap. 

We will be making a difference in Germantown by funding exterior improvements of our historic assets!

We will be posting updates on our Facebook page and website to highlight the different projects throughout the year.  Stay tuned!

About Sustaining our Sites Fund

Historic Germantown launched Sustaining our Sites Fund in 2014 to further the sustainability of all member sites and to draw the consortium sites together in shared development.  This initiative leverages the power of our collective to establish a fund that will be used for capital improvements and building preservation.  In 2015 several generous donors contributed to the SOS Fund, allowing Historic Germantown to initiate the grant application process.

Our Sponsors
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Philadelphia Cultural Fund Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Ernst Brothers Sherwin-Williams PWP Video Hayden Real Estate Investments Samuel S. Fels Fund National Penn Bank Cheshire Law Group Bowman Properties Loretta Witt Kurtz Construction Company