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
We invite you to visit the nations longest National Historic District, where the stories of American freedom are told in uniquely personal terms.
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
Elephants take to the avenue this Fall!
Historic Germantown is proud to receive support from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Elephants on the Avenue; Race, Class & Community in Historic Germantown
Over the course of the grant period, Historic Germantown intends to foster arts-based community exploration and dialogue about race and class in Germantown.
“When there’s an elephant in the room, introduce him” – Randy Pausch
At Home in the Old German Township
Home Design: Antique to Contemporary
Sunday, October 18th, 2015 11:30-4:30
The Old German Township (Germantown, Mt. Airy & Chestnut Hill) is known for its history, diversity and creativity. This tour presents the rare opportunity to see inside a very special array of private houses.
The tour is curated and researched by Historic Germantown and offered in collaboration with Mt. Airy Learning Tree.
For tickets/information call 215-843-6333 or visit www.mtairylearningtree.org
Click here to go to the course listing
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 the day of the tour
Proceeds support the programs and operations of Historic Germantown
Murder Mystery 2015:The Case of the Cursed Doll
Saturdays, October 24 & 31 at 5:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm, October 25 & November 1
On Halloween night in 1867, William Hunter, Jr. died in a mysterious fall from the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion's attic window. In the room was a doll. To this day, people whisper about a curse. Reservations are required. Cost: $16
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
200 W. Tulpehocken Street