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Explore Freedom's Backyard

Historic Germantown is a partnership of 18 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
Two New Historic Germantown Member Sites!

Two New Historic Germantown Member Sites!

Please join us in welcoming Lest We Forget Slavery Museum and Black Writers Museum as the two newest member sites in our consortium! We look forward to sharing more information on these two incredible sites in the weeks to come.

Support Historic Germantown
Become a Member

Become a Member

It's that time of year! Please consider renewing your membership at the Germantown Historical Society, or becoming a new member. Members receive benefits including free visits to our library and archives, a subscription to the Germantown Crier, and, starting at the History Hunter level, an annual pass to all of Historic Germantown's unique sites for one year. Thank you to all of our members for continuing to support our community!

Featured Events
Second Saturdays in Historic Germantown!

Second Saturdays in Historic Germantown!

Historic Germantown member sites open to the public for Second Saturdays in Historic Germantown, from May through October. Some sites charge admission, and all gratefully accept donations to support our ongoing work.

 

And you can check out all other programming throughout the year!

 

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