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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.

Featured Program
Elephants on the Avenue

Elephants on the Avenue

Workshop Series

Next workshop:
November 12, 2016
Coded Language: Bookmaking with Artist Diane Pieri

This workshop is at capacity. 
You may click the link above to join the wait list. Click here to watch a video of the artist


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 Initiative
Fall Membership Drive

Fall Membership Drive

Please renew or join now:
General: Individual ($35), or Household ($50 for two adults and all children at the same address)

Click here to see additional membership levels and benefits

Featured Partnership
Holiday Drive

Holiday Drive

Join Historic Germantown this holiday season to support Face-to-Face; a local nonprofit dedicated to the health, wellbeing and stability of our Germantown community. From November 14th through December 16th, we will be collecting donations of travel size personal care products.

Items Needed: shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and similar personal care items.

Donations may be dropped off at any Historic Germantown member site.

Questions? Call 215.844.1683

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