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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.

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    Visit each of our sixteen historic attractions for just $25 for an individual, or $45 for a family of four. More information

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Featured Program
Elephants on the Avenue

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

Featured Initiative
Sustaining Our Sites

Sustaining Our Sites

Please consider making a special gift to support our endowment for capital improvements and repairs.

Click here to contribute online

Independence Day
Fourth of July

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 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.

Our Sponsors
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Samuel S. Fels Fund National Penn Bank Sherwin-Williams Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers Bowman Properties Hayden Real Estate Investments Cheshire Law Group Kurtz Construction Company Post Brothers Apartments Loretta Witt