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Explore Freedom's Backyard

Historic Germantown is a partnership of 16 extraordinary historic houses, destinations, and museums in Northwest Philadelphia that have joined together to protect, preserve, and share some of Philadelphia's prized historical assets. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and  Instagram.

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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 Program
Elephants on the Avenue

Elephants on the Avenue


Art+History+Engagement:
Workshop Series


Next workshop:
September 10, 2016
Artmaking workshop with Barbara Bullock


Click here for a full calendar of events


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


#HGElephants is the official hashtag for the Elephants on the Avenue project


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

Featured Program
Kids Summer Concert Series

Kids Summer Concert Series


Thursday, July 28th

Featuring jazz guitarist Monnette Sudler, per-forming selections from her children’s CD,
“The Sun’s Peeking Over The Mountain”
with percussionist, Dwight James

Thursday, August 4th

Shekere artist Marcy Francis &
drummer Janis Jefferies of “Music Over Matter”


Storyteller, Denise Valentine
will be at both events


Concerts are free, but please email tmayson@freedomsbackyard.com
or call 215-844-1683 to Register

Featured Initiative
Sustaining Our Sites Fund

Sustaining Our Sites Fund


Historic Germantown launched the Sustaining Our Sites Fund in 2014 to further the sustainability of member sites and the draw the consortium sites together in shared development. This initiative leverages the power of our collective to establish a fund that will be used for capital improvements and building preservation. Historic sites produce community programming and outreach, but many of our cultural resources are facing disrepair and loss of historic fabric as funding for historic preservation has disappeared. This fund seeks to fill that gap. 

Will you partner with us today to support out efforts?

10% of a proceeds from our annual benefit go toward the Sustaining Our Sites Fund

Please consider making an additional donation to the Fund!

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