Carriage House Exhibitions

The Chews & The Complex Institution of Slavery

On View in the Carriage House until August 24, 2018

April-August Hours | 12 pm-4 pm Thursday-Sunday




Centered on patterns of enslavement, this exhibition features maps by Yale University’s Bill Rankin, new research from the Chew Family Papers, and objects on loan from the Lest We Forget Slavery Museum. 





Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness? 

On Permanent View in the Carriage House


Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness? orients visitors to the history of Cliveden and highlights the contradictions and conflicts inherent in American history, and relates these issues to life at Cliveden. The Carriage House also features Emancipating Cliveden, a film showcasing the ongoing process of preserving and interpreting the history of the site. Featuring the talented voices of local celebrities, Chew family descendants, and members of the Germantown community, Emancipating Cliveden reflects how the historic house has become a community institution vital to understanding what freedom really means. For more information about the making of Emancipating Cliveden, click here


Carriage House exhibitions are free and open to the public from 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday year round and from 12 pm – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday during the tour season.