HISTORIC GERMANTOWN HAS A RELAXED, BACKYARD FEEL.
BUT OUR HISTORY WASN'T ALWAYS THIS WAY.
IT’S WHERE PHILADELPHIA’S ONLY REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLE 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 $15 for an individual, or $25 for a family of four. More information
Reconstructing the Charley Ross Case: A Discussion with author Carrie Hagen
Please join Carrie Hagen, author of the book We is Got Him: The Kidnapping that Changed America, on April 25th for a presentation and Q&A about the Charley Ross kidnapping of 1874. The discussion will focus on the author’s writing process and research into the extraordinary case, the first documented kidnapping for ransom that happened right here in Germantown.
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Executive Director of Historic Germantown
Earth and Arbor Day at Awbury Arboretum
Celebrate Earth and Arbor Day at Awbury Arboretum! Tree planting, plant sales, games, tours, crafts, food for sale, and much more! Fun for the whole family!