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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
Reading Series

Reading Series

Thursday, September 21,  2017

Featuring Lori L. Tharps and Janet Benton

Reading and book signing at Historic Germantown, 5501 Germantown Avenue, featuring Janet Benton, author of Lilli de Jong and Lori L.Tharps, author of Same Family, Different Colors. The reading is open to the general public, the admission price $5.

Click here to register

Featured Festival
Revolutionary Germantown Festival

Revolutionary Germantown Festival

Saturday, October 7, 2017

10 AM – 4 PM

RAIN OR SHINE | Free Admission | Fun for All

The Revolutionary Germantown Festival is a neighborhood-wide event honoring the legacy of the Battle of Germantown. The Battle was the first planned attack by the American army during the Revolutionary War and aimed at liberating Philadelphia from British control.

Featured Event
House Tour

House Tour

Sunday, October 15, 2017

At Home in the Old German Township

11:30 to 4:30 p.m

For the 8th consecutive year Historic Germantown and Mt. Airy Learning Tree are teaming up to open the doors of some of the area’s most historic and notable private homes. This year’s tour features six homes in Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Germantown.


For tickets visit Mt. Airy Learning Tree

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