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
November 12, 2016
Coded Language: Bookmaking with Artist Diane Pieri
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
At Home in the Old German Township
October 16, 2016
11:30am - 4:30pm
Register online at www.mtairylearningtree.org
The Old German Township (Germantown, Mt. Airy & Chestnut Hill) is known for its history, diversity and creativity. This tour presented by Historic Germantown and Mt. Airy Learning Tree, offers participants the rare opportunity to see inside a very special array of private houses in Northwest Philadelphia.
Tickets and information: www.freedomsbackyard.com
$30 advance ticket price
$35 day of tour ticket price
Revolutionary Germantown Festival
Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1, 2016
FRIDAY, Sept 30 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Members of the British 43rd Regiment of Foot will “occupy” Grumblethorpe as they prepare for The Battle of Germantown.
SATURDAY Morning, Oct 1, 2016, 8:30 AM muster followed by 9:00 AM march
Our resident occupiers will be joined by even more reenactors as they muster in front of Grumblethorpe for the march up Germantown Avenue to Cliveden to partake in The Battle!
REVOLUTIONARY GERMANTOWN FESTIVAL
10AM to 4PM
battle reenactments at 12 & 3PM
CLICK HERE for full schedule
Children's Muster and Kid-friendly activities hosted by Historic Germantown member sites
Vendors, Food Trucks, Beer Garden featuring Victory Brewing Company
After the smoke clears -
SATURDAY October 1, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
"THE Party after The Battle"
Following the Battle of Germantown (Revolutionary Germantown Festival), the celebration CONTINUES back at Grumblethorpe: Oktoberfest food, beer, live music, and general jollification with both the Doodles and Red Coats!
Sustaining Our Sites Fund
Historic Germantown launched the Sustaining Our Sites Fund in 2014 to further the sustainability of member sites and the 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. Historic sites produce community programming and outreach, but many of our cultural resources are facing disrepair and loss of historic fabric as funding for historic preservation has disappeared. This fund seeks to fill that gap.
Will you partner with us today to support out efforts?
10% of a proceeds from our annual benefit go toward the Sustaining Our Sites Fund
Preservation Workshops for Homeowners
at Historic Germantown
5501 Germantown Ave.
Two low-cost workshops, offered in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy
Thursday, September 29 - Wood Window Repair & Maintenance
Thursday, October 6 - Masonry & Pointing
presentations begin promptly at 6:30
$5 each, register online or pay at the door
ticket price may be waived on request - all are welcome
call 215-844-1683 for more information