HG Passport

HG Passport

The Historic Germantown Passport entitles an individual or a family of four to one visit to each of our 16 Historic Germantown attractions, excluding special events and programs where additional admission fees may apply. The Passport expires one year from the date of purchase. Passports are generally mailed shortly after your payment is received. If time is tight, please give us a call so we can help you plan for pick-up.

Individual Passport $25.00
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Family Passport $45.00
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Annual Membership: list of benefits

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Household: $50 ADD TO CART

History Hunter: $100-249 ENTER AMOUNT

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Concord Club: $250-499 ENTER AMOUNT

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Heritage Circle: $500-999 ENTER AMOUNT

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Preservationist Guild: $1000+ ENTER AMOUNT

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  • House Tour Sponsor 2017

    House Tour Sponsor 2017

    Make your sponsorship payment online here:
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  • Sustaining Our Sites

    Sustaining Our Sites

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Tours and Programs

  • Payments
    Pay for group tours or special programs for which you have an invoice or quote.

    This link is provided as a convenience to our visitors. Please enter the amount from your tour confirmation or invoice in the box below. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this service, but your information will be kept safe and secure. You will receive an email confirmation that serves as your receipt. Please feel free to call our office with any questions, 215-844-1683.

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Library Fees

  • Germantown Historical Society Reproduction Fees
    Pay for documents or images from the collections of the Pat Henning Library

    Please contact our archivist, Alex Bartlett, at 215-844-0514 for a full description of our reproduction services and fess.

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Merchandise

  • Riegel Map of Germantown

    Riegel Map of Germantown
    Reproduction, 1933

    Measures approximately 24 inches by 18 inches. Printed on heavy laid paper.

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Books

  • Remembering Germantown: Sixty Years of the Germantown Crier

    Remembering Germantown: Sixty Years of the Germantown Crier
    Edited by Irvin Miller and Judith Callard

    This lively collection of articles and reminiscences, delightfully illustrated, includes the tales of tollkeeper Ann Shermer, who enforced payment with her trusty flintlock pistol, Samuel Harvey’s efforts to impose morality on Germantown, the renowned King of Prussia Inn, the beginnings of the railroad, the Potter’s Field, the trees on Market Square, delicious feasts, memories of a youngster’s play on the Pelham estate, and much more!

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  • Germantown in the Civil War

    Germantown in the Civil War
    By Eugene G. Stackhouse

    In this intimate and sharply focused account of the sacrifices made by Germantowners in a time of great national crisis, diaries, personal letters, newspaper accounts and photographs contribute to the compelling stories of conflict, bravery and loss.

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  • We Is Got Him: The Kidnapping That Changed America

    We Is Got Him: The Kidnapping That Changed America
    by Carrie Hagen

    In 1874, a little boy named Charley Ross was snatched from his family's front yard in Germantown. A ransom note arrived three days later, demanding $20,000 for Charley’s return. The city was about to host the United States Centennial celebration, and the mass panic surrounding the Charley Ross case plunged the nation into hysteria. Read this riveting story of America's first recorded ransom kidnapping that took place here in Germantown!

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  • Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill

    Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill
    by Judith Callard

    Called the most historic street in America, Germantown Avenue follows the path of an ancient Lenni Lenape trail. This historic route links Germantown, Mount Airy, and Chestnut Hill, the three neighborhoods of the city of Philadelphia that make up the old German Township. From the first protest against slavery in North America, to the battle of Germantown in 1777, to the service of its two military hospitals during the Civil War, Germantown has been the site of some of history's most significant events. Many rarely seen images from the archives of the Germantown Historical Society are in Germantown, Mount Airy, and Chestnut Hill.

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  • Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell

    Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell
    by Robert W. Sands, Jr. & Alexander B. Bartlett

    The main structure of Independence Hall was completed in 1732, and the final casting of the Liberty Bell was completed in 1753. Visited by over two million people yearly, these historic icons have been used as backdrops for many political and social demonstrations and speeches. Filled with images from the archives of Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia Department of Records, and collections from around the country, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell illustrates how these two historic relics generate a sense of pride and patriotism set forth by the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

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  • Germantown Crier

    Germantown Crier

    Published twice a year and chock full of fascinating articles about Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill history. Back issues can be purchased (as available).

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  • A Farm in Germantown: Charles Eberle’s Diary 1828-1836

    A Farm in Germantown: Charles Eberle’s Diary 1828-1836
    By Judith Callard and Jan Lundy

    A day-by-day look at the life of a farmer in upstate New York. Although the diary covers Eberle’s time in N.Y., there are numerous references to family members in Germantown and Philadelphia. In 1826, Eberle returned to Germantown and farmed there with his son Willliam.

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  • Chestnut Hill

    Chestnut Hill
    by Thomas H. Keels and Elizabeth Farmer Jarvis

    A fascinating photographic record of Chestnut Hill’s past, beginning as a rough-hewn village of farmers and millers, and, after the railroads arrived becoming a popular spot for Philadelphia’s wealthy. Magnificent estates grew up and nearby were hardworking communities of Italian, Irish, and German immigrants.

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  • Growing Up in Alden Park

    Growing Up in Alden Park
    by Richard H. MacNeal

    A recollection of the author’s childhood and adolescent life in Germantown’s first luxury high-rise, the national landmark Alden park complex

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