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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 Fundraiser
Annual Fundraiser

Annual Fundraiser

Historic Germantown requests the pleasure of your company at our fifth annual fundraiser:

A Glorious Garden in Germantown
June 11th
5 pm – 7 pm

3 Awbury Road
Philadelphia, PA  19138

Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and help us celebrate a remarkable year for Historic Germantown and our 16 member sites. Proceeds from the fundraiser directly support our many community arts, culture and history programs and contribute to the Sustaining Our Sites Fund.

Please click here to purchase tickets

Featured Program
Second Saturdays in Historic Germantown

Second Saturdays in Historic Germantown

Visit our 16 member sites on
Second Saturdays - May through October!

Sites open 12-4PM

Purchase a Historic Germantown Passport

$25 Individual Passport
$45 Family Passport

The passport entitles the holder to one free admission to each member site. Valid one year from purchase.


Featured Program
Elephants on the Avenue

Elephants on the Avenue


Workshop Series

Next workshop:
July 9, 2016
Artmaking with Ben Volta
at Awbury Arboretum

Click here for a full calendar of events

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

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