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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
Fall Membership Drive

Fall Membership Drive

Please renew your membership today so that we can continue to make an impact in this valuable, historic community. 

All levels of membership include your free admission to the Pat Henning Library, a subscription to the Germantown Crier and invitations to special events. 

Your financial support helps us to preserve and celebrate Germantown's rich cultural heritage.  We know you believe in our mission, and truly appreciate your support as we set our goals higher for the coming year. 

Featured Initiative


Germantown Needs Your Vote!

Now through October 31st, #VoteGermantown up to five times per day at

Register to vote with your email address or log-in via Facebook.

Select the Germantown project.

After adding your 5 votes for Germantown, close the pop-up window and press submit at the bottom of the page.

With the awarded funds, this project will provide necessary facade and structural improvements to 5801 and 5706 Germantown Ave., two buildings with significant African-American heritage in the Germantown's shopping district.

THANK YOU to the Germantown United CDC for leading this effort!

Featured Festivals
Harvest Season in Historic Germantown!

Harvest Season in Historic Germantown!

Make a day of it!

Saturday, October 28

Awbury Arboretum's Harvest Festival:
11am to 3pm

Stenton's Halloween Harvest Festival:
2pm to 4pm

Music * Crafts * Kid's Activities * Food

Both events are FREE! Please click link above to pre-register for Stenton's event.

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