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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


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

Featured Fundraiser
At Home in the Old German Township

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


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

Featured Event
Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery

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