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
Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself
Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 7-9pm
at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
Visit Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion for a talk with New Jersey illustrator, Allen Crawford, as he shares with us his year-long experience of illustrating and hand-writing Whitman’s great poem, “Song of Myself”. During his slide presentation, followed by a Q & A session, Crawford will detail his relationship and struggle with Whitman’s work, and illuminate his own creative process.
Reservations required, $25 (Member cost $20)
Historic Germantown's Third Annual Fundraiser
Historic Germantown is pleased to announce our third annual fundraiser: The Secret Garden in the Old German Township.
The benefit will take place at a private home in Chestnut Hill on Saturday, September 6th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while we reveal secrets about Germantown and celebrate a remarkable year for Historic Germantown and our 16 member sites.
Purchase tickets by clicking here and choosing "The Secret Garden Fundraiser" under the Make a Donation section.
Saturday, July 19th, 10am-2pm
at Historic RittenhouseTown
The art of both collage and paper making have a rich history and have recently been emerging in the works of contemporary artists. In this class we will learn a brief history of collage and paper making, and learn techniques on how to merge the two art forms. Please bring any materials with you that you may want to add to your collage works!
Registration required, $35