HISTORIC GERMANTOWN HAS A RELAXED, BACKYARD FEEL.
BUT OUR HISTORY WASN'T ALWAYS THIS WAY.
IT’S WHERE ONE OF PHILADELPHIA’S REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLES 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
Join Historic Germantown Today!
Members are an important part of Historic Germantown. Membership dues allow us to be here for our neighbors, the greater Philadelphia area and the national and international visitors who use our library for research and information.
Your contribution helps us to:
- Preserve our collections.
- Reach 4,500 children annually who participate in history oriented programs.
- Print and distribute the acclaimed Germantown Crier.
- Produce yearlong innovative history themed programs, exhibits, and projects.
Join participating member sites on Monday, January 19th, to honor the memory of Dr. King.
Historic Fair Hill is hosting a cleanup event that includes a bonfire, hot cocoa, readings from King's speaches and singing protest songs. 10-12, 2901 Germantown Ave., Between Indiana and Cambria.
Awbury Arboretum is trail building and clearing from 9-2. Come help make the greenspace more inviting for the community and visitors alike. 1 Awbury Road, off Chew, near Washington Lane.
Johnson House has partnered with the 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance to collect school supplies for Lingelbach Elementary and Roosevelt Middle Schools. Any items for use in a classroom - down to kleenex and cleaning supplies - welcome! Drop off at Johnson House between 10-2.