When In Germantown


Germantown

At various times a countryside village of German and Dutch yeomen, a retreat for Philadelphia’s well-to-do, a stop on the Underground Railroad, and a haven for African Americans looking for the American Dream, Germantown has been there for all of America’s social, political and economic revolutions and evolutions. Cumulatively, Historic Germantown is one of the richest geographic concentrations of historic resources in the United States, a place where history, memory and everyday life exist side by side.

Historic Germantown Preserved is a consortium of sixteen historic sites, museums, historical organizations and an arboretum located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. These organizations are joined by a common mission to foster an appreciation of the diverse character and meaning of their cultural heritage in order to preserve and revitalize their community.

Together, they provide knowledge and resources to help preserve Germantown’s historic sites, interpret them to the public, and incorporate them into the life of the local community.

Historic Germantown Sites:

Aces Museum
5801 Germantown Avenue
215-842-3742
Grumblethorpe
5267 Germantown Avenue
215-880-8620
Awbury Arboretum
One Awbury Road
215-849-2855
Historic Fair Hill 
Germantown Avenue & Cambria Street
215-880-5951
Cliveden
6401 Germantown Avenue
215-848-1777
Historic Rittenhouse Town 
206 Lincoln Drive
215-438-5711
Concord School/ Upper Burying Ground 
6309 Germantown Avenue
215-844-1683
Hood Cemetery 
4901 Germantown Avenue
215-844-1683
Germantown White House (Formerly Deshler-Morris House)
5442 Germantown Avenue
215-596-1748
Johnson House 
6306 Germantown Avenue
215-438-1768
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
200 West Tulpehocken Street
215-438-1861
LaSalle Art Museum 
1900 W. Olney Avenue
215-951-1221
Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust
6133 Germantown Avenue
215-843-0943
Stenton 
4601 North 18th Street
215-329-7312
Germantown Historical Society
5501 Germantown Avenue
215-844-1683
Wyck 
6026 Germantown Avenue
215-848-1690