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
Petitions for Social Justice & Change 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
Stormwater Management Project
Join our GO FUND ME campaign to raise money to help defray the cost of trees, plants and shrubs to be installed in the courtyard and in a new rain garden in our parking lot.
The groundbreaking of the project will occur in April 2017. We need to raise $2500 for plant material by May 1, 2017.
WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Any amount contributes to our fundraising goal!
Germantown Second Saturday Festival
Meet your neighbors and celebrate our community with Historic Germantown and Germantown United CDC, as we kick off the 2017 Second Saturday series, when all 16 Historic Germantown member sites are open monthly, and highlight the many thriving cultural, civic and business activities that make Germantown an exciting place to live and visit.
Live Music * Food Trucks * Art & Craft Marketplace * Free Bus Tours To Historic Germantown Sites * Family Friendly Programs
Register in Advance for Bus Tours at www.freedomsbackyard.com