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
We invite you to visit the nations longest National Historic District, where the stories of American freedom are told in uniquely personal terms.
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
Historic Germantown Receives Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for a New Collaborative Project:
Elephants on the Avenue: Race, Class and Community in Historic Germantown
“When there’s an elephant in the room, introduce him” – Randy Pausch
ENGAGE * ENVISION * EXPERIENCE
Community Art and History in Historic Germantown
Join us as we explore Germantown history with local artists.
Three Fridays in September
Engage - Friday, Sept 11, 2015 - Grumblethorpe, 5267 Germantown Avenue
Envision - F riday, Sept 18, 2015 -
Historic Germantown, 5501 Germantown Avenue
Experience - Friday, Sept 25, 2015 -
Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse, 6133 Germantown Avenue