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
KIDNAPPED: LOST AND FOUND
In 1874, a four year old child, Charley Ross, was abducted from his front yard in Germantown. It was widely known as the first kidnapping for ransom in America. More
Become a Member Today!
Please consider supporting Historic Germantown through membership. Your generosity sustains our efforts to provide educational opportunities to children and adults, to build bridges among our diverse communities, and to promote our proud 330 years of history.
Mark Frazier Lloyd, American historian and University archivist, will present an illustrated program on the remarkable people and the rapid development of suburban Tulpehocken Street in the 1850s. More details