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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


January 9, 2016 
Hidden Stories and Truths
with Ife Nii Owoo

SAT 10am -1pm | La Salle University Art Museum | 1900 W. Olney Ave.

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 Event


Next Food for Thought event:
Friday, December 4 at 7pm

"The Cup That Cheers:
Drinking in the 18th Century"
with Dr. Gretchen Sorin, Director, Cooperstown Graduate Program

Includes Tasting of 18th Century Style Wines & Beverages*

Reservations required - click HERE or call 215-848-1777

*Must be 18 or older

Featured Message


Your membership helps HG make an impact in this valuable historic community.  All levels of membership include your free admission to the Pat Henning Library, a subscription to the Germantown Crier and invitation to special events.  We know that you value our mission and we deeply appreciate your support.  We ask that you continue to support us at this critical period for Historic Germantown and our member sites.

Click here for membership

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