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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.

Featured Initiative
MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service in Germantown

Legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This federal holiday was first observed in 1986. Not only a day for remembering Dr. King, it has become a Day of Service for others. Consider giving your time to some worthy projects in Germantown:

Awbury Arboretum


Historic Fair Hill Burial Ground


Johnson House


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Support Historic Germantown in 2018!

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Featured Events
Special Events at our Sites in January

Special Events at our Sites in January

Check out events happening in Germantown!

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
Victorian Hair Art
Sunday, Jan. 28, 1:30 - 3:30pm

Awbury Arboretum
Tea Making Workshop
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6:30-8:00pm

Our Sponsors
Bluebell Kitchens The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Philadelphia Cultural Fund Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Ernst Brothers Nolan Painting 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