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Cliveden connects visitors to over 250 years of history.

Revolutionary Germantown Festival

The festival returns Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Come and have a great day in Germantown!

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Slavery Documents

Confronting the Past

The institution of slavery is woven deep into the economic growth and political fabric of America. Benjamin Chew was born on a Maryland plantation into a family with a history of slave-holding dating back to the 17th century.

Preserving the Past

At Cliveden we have many fascinating item collections that help you understand the world of the Chew family. View our collections at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

 

Shown: Tea cup and saucer from 1811.

tea cup and saucer from 1811

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Cliveden’s Green Space Survey

We Need Your Help! Cliveden is a participating site for Historic Germantown’s pilot project, Activating Green Spaces, supported by the William Penn Foundation. The program seeks to increase the community’s access to and use of the green spaces available and promote community equity and engagement with the following sites: Cliveden, Stenton, Historic Rittenhouse Town, and the…

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BabyWordplay Classes in Mt. Airy

BabyWordplay classes come to Mt. Airy beginning Monday, September 13th! BabyWordplay is an organization dedicated to helping children develop a love of words, stories, books, and music from an early age. Their sessions in Mt. Airy will run every Monday morning at 10am from September 13th through November 22nd and will be held on Cliveden’s…

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Fall Yoga Classes with Move With Love!

Yoga Classes with Move With Love continues! Yoga classes with Move With Love continue this month every Saturday morning at 9am, led by founder and neighbor, Holly Colino, on Cliveden’s green space. Move With Love is a ‘judgement-free space where people can come together and use creative movement as a practice of unconditional self love,…

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2021 Revolutionary Germantown Festival

The Revolutionary Germantown Festival returns Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10am to 4pm! Visitors can spend the day visiting sixteen Historic Germantown sites to participate in family-friendly activities, learn about the 1777 Battle of Germantown, and the people who experienced it. There will be one re-enactment of the Battle of Germantown from 12 pm to…

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BabyWordplay Classes in Mt. Airy

BabyWordplay classes come to Mt. Airy beginning Monday, September 13th! BabyWordplay is an organization dedicated to helping children develop a love of words, stories, books, and music from an early age. Their sessions in Mt. Airy will run every Monday morning at 10am from September 13th through November 22nd and will be held on Cliveden’s…

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Fall Yoga Classes with Move With Love!

Yoga Classes with Move With Love continues! Yoga classes with Move With Love continue this month every Saturday morning at 9am, led by founder and neighbor, Holly Colino, on Cliveden’s green space. Move With Love is a ‘judgement-free space where people can come together and use creative movement as a practice of unconditional self love,…

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silhouette of Charity Castle, an enslaved woman who was given to Harriet Chew (1775-1861)