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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 Program
Elephants on the Avenue

Elephants on the Avenue

Workshop Series


Final workshop:
May 13, 2017
Petitions for Social Justice & Change with Artist Ben Volta
at Historic Germantown

Click here for a full calendar of events

Read more about Elephants on the Avenue; Race, Class & Community in Historic Germantown

#HGElephants is the official hashtag for the Elephants on the Avenue project

“When there’s an elephant in the room, introduce him” – Randy Pausch

Featured Project
Stormwater Management Project

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.


Any amount contributes to our fundraising goal!

Featured Festival
Germantown Second Saturday Festival

Germantown Second Saturday Festival

Meet your neighbors and celebrate our community with Historic Germantown and Germantown United CDC, as we kick off the 2017 Second Saturday series, when all 16 Historic Germantown member sites are open monthly, and highlight the many thriving cultural, civic and business activities that make Germantown an exciting place to live and visit.

Live Music * Food Trucks * Art & Craft Marketplace * Free Bus Tours To Historic Germantown Sites * Family Friendly Programs

Register in Advance for Bus Tours at


Our Sponsors
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Philadelphia Cultural Fund Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Ernst Brothers 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