HISTORIC GERMANTOWN HAS A RELAXED, BACKYARD FEEL.
BUT OUR HISTORY WASN'T ALWAYS THIS WAY.
IT’S WHERE ONE OF PHILADELPHIA’S REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLES WAS FOUGHT.
WHERE THE FIRST-EVER AMERICAN PROTEST AGAINST SLAVERY WAS WRITTEN.
WHERE A HOUSE ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD STILL STANDS.
WHERE THE STORY OF EVERY KIND OF FREEDOM IS TOLD . . .
. . . IN UNIQUELY PERSONAL TERMS.
JUST MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA.
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.
Visit each of our sixteen historic attractions for just $25 for an individual, or $45 for a family of four. More information
Elephants on the Avenue
May 13, 2017
Workshop with Artist Ben Volta
at Historic Germantown
Click here for a full calendar of events
#HGElephants is the official hashtag for the Elephants on the Avenue project
“When there’s an elephant in the room, introduce him” – Randy Pausch
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General: Individual ($35), or Household ($50 for two adults and all children at the same address)
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The collections of the Germantown Historical Society cover the Old German Township, which is present-day Germantown, Mount Airy, and Chestnut Hill. In addition to books and periodicals, they include maps, city directories, photographs, marriage and death records, church and cemetery records, family files and biographies, and scrapbooks.
Click this link to explore our collections from the comfort of your own computer. Then call or visit us here at 5501 Germantown Avenue. You may also email our archivist: Alex Bartlett at firstname.lastname@example.org