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 $25 for an individual, or $45 for a family of four. More information
Revolutionary Germantown Festival
Despite the weather... watch www.revolutionarygermantown.org for updates!
Reenact the 1777 Battle of Germantown!
Saturday October 3, 2015
10am - 4pm
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
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 www.mtairylearningtree.org
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
Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe
RAIN OR SHINE
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
(5267 Germantown Avenue)
4pm - 8pm
Beer, Music & Great Food in the Old Germantown Style