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
Workshop 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!
Community Writer's Series
Complementing the author event, Historic Germantown is offering two special tours of the Deshler-Morris House (5442 Germantown Avenue), where Ona Judge was enslaved in the Washington household in the early 1790s.
Tours step off at 5:30 pm and 6 pm and capacity is limited to 10 people per tour.
Click here to register
The Friends Free Library Community Writers Series invites you to a special evening featuring
ERICA ARMSTRONG DUNBAR
Author of Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017, AT 7 P.M.
Friends Free Library at Germantown Friends School,
5418 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, 19144