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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

Watch our video to learn about the Elephants on the Avenue Project

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 Program
Summer Kids' Concert Series

Summer Kids' Concert Series

Join us August 17th in Market Square Park for a fun and engaging concert for pre-school aged and young children featuring the Dwight James, drummer/percussionist and storyteller, Queen Nur.

This event is completely FREE and OPEN to the public, but we kindly ask that those who are interested to please RSVP at or call 215-844-1683.

We hope to see you there!

This event is brought to you by Historic Germantown and partner Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Featured Event
Presented by the Grumblethorpe Youth Volunteers

Presented by the Grumblethorpe Youth Volunteers

Saturday, August 12, 2017 1:30-4pm
at Grumblethorpe
5267 Germantown Ave.
(at Queen Lane)


Let's come together in a safe space to embrace our differences.

Discuss the unhealthy impact of Bullying on our LGBTQ youth, Austism advocacy (and other important issues!)

Featuring speakers, informational tables, family activities, music, and refreshments.


Tours of the historic house and garden will also be available.

#equalitydaygrumblethorpe #grumblethorpe

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