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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.

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    Visit each of our sixteen historic attractions for just $25 for an individual, or $45 for a family of four. More information

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Featured Programs
Revolutionary Germantown Festival

Revolutionary Germantown Festival


Despite the weather... watch for updates!


Reenact the 1777 Battle of Germantown!


Saturday October 3, 2015
10am - 4pm

Cliveden grounds,
6401 Germantown Avenue

    Battle Reenactments 12pm & 3pm
    Children's Activities, Food & Beer Garden


"Philadelphia's Loudest Block Party"- David Young, Executive Director, Cliveden

Check out our next big project - Elephants take to the avenue in the Fall!

Historic Germantown is proud to receive support from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Elephants on the Avenue; Race, Class & Community in Historic Germantown 

Over the course of the grant period, Historic Germantown intends to foster arts-based community exploration and dialogue about race and class in Germantown.  

“When there’s an elephant in the room, introduce him” – Randy Pausch

Featured Fundraiser
At Home in the Old German Township

At Home in the Old German Township

Home Design: Antique to Contemporary

Sunday, October 18th, 2015      11:30-4:30


The Old German Township (Germantown, Mt. Airy & Chestnut Hill) is known for its history, diversity and creativity. This tour presents the rare opportunity to see inside a very special array of private houses.


The tour is curated and researched by Historic Germantown and offered in collaboration with Mt. Airy Learning Tree.

For tickets/information call 215-843-6333 or visit


Click here to go to the course listing

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 the day of the tour


Proceeds support the programs and operations of Historic Germantown

Featured Event
Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe

Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe

Come celebrate under the tent at Grumblethorpe


Join us after the Battle of Germantown for a relaxed evening in our 18th century garden


Saturday, October 3rd

An American Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe

(5267 Germantown Avenue)
4pm - 8pm

Beer, Music & Great Food in the Old Germantown Style


Our Sponsors
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Samuel S. Fels Fund National Penn Bank Ernst Brothers Sherwin-Williams Hayden Real Estate Investments Bowman Properties Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers Kurtz Construction Company Post Brothers Apartments Awbury Landscapes Cheshire Law Group Loretta Witt Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission