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
Sustaining Our Sites
Please consider making a special gift to support our endowment for capital improvements and repairs.
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Fourth of July
Special Fourth of July Programming
Stenton - 11:30am to 1:30pm
4601 N. 19th Street
Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration!
Enjoy hot dogs and make-your-own ice cream. Activities include flag themed crafts, colonial games, a chance to meet Benjamin Franklin as well as music by Run of the Mill String Band. This event is free, but reservations are greatly appreciated. Tours are offered until 1:30pm. Please call 215-329-7312 or email email@example.com to reserve your space.
Concord Schoolhouse & Upper Burial Ground -
12 to 4pm
6309 Germantown Avenue
Enjoy tours of the historic schoolhouse and burial ground. Meet reenactor Oney Judge at 1:30. Bell Ringing Ceremony at 2pm.
Cliveden - 12 to 4pm
6401 Germantown Avenue
Tours and Independence-themed make and take craft activity for kids.
Hood Cemetery - 1-3pm
4901 Germantown Avenue
Open for free tours.