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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
Save The Date!

Save The Date!

Please join us to celebrate a remarkable year and to recognize our 2018 Hall of Fame honorees.

  • Jim Duffin
  • Betty Turner
  • Ken Weinstein

Thursday, June 21, 2018



Support Historic Germantown
Events Happening in Germantown in April

Events Happening in Germantown in April

Sacred Art Tour featuring The Monks of Drepung Gomang Monestary at LaSalle University Art Museum, April 9 -13

Cliveden Conversation: Examining the Chew Landscape at Cliveden, April 20

Citywide Star Party at Awbury Arboretum, GrumblethorpeHistoric Fair Hill, and Wyck! April 20 (evening)

Pollinators FOUND - art exhibition and scavenger hunt at Awbury Arboretum, April 21

Be an Ornithologist! at Wyck, April 22

Spanish Language Tours at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, April 28



Featured Events
Second Saturday Festival

Second Saturday Festival

Join us for the 2nd Saturday Festival on Germantown Avenue on Saturday, May 12th!


Historic Germantown and Germantown United CDC are currently seeking community organizations, food vendors, art, craft, and other merchants to participate in the Vendor Marketplace at the 4th annual festival Germantown Second Saturday Festival.


To apply, fill out the registration form. Registration closes Friday, April 27



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