Cliveden's grounds are open to the public. The Main House and Carriage House are open for tours by appointment.

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Fun and kid-friendly activities available and much more!

Exhibitions

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness?

On Permanent View in the Carriage House

Exhibit 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.

Carriage House Exhibition
Main house and lawn.

Emancipating Cliveden

On Permanent View in the Carriage House

A film that showcases 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 mean.

Preserving & Adapting Their World: The Women of Cliveden

On View in the Main House

Exhibit highlights the lives of the women who lived and labored at Cliveden from the 18th through the 20th centuries. The exhibit debuted in August 2020 in honor of the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Mt. Airy Learning Tree Class at Cliveden

Events

Below you will find highlights of some of our current and/or previous events.

Checkout the events calendar to learn and join future efforts.

Indoor & Outdoor Tours in November

Indoor & Outdoor tours continue until Saturday, November 20th! Cliveden continues indoor and outdoor tours in November; the last day is Saturday, November 20, 2021. Indoors tours are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons at 1pm and are about an hour long. The indoor tours feature Cliveden’s Carriage House, Main House, and our women’s exhibit…

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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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Mt. Airy Learning Tree Classes at Cliveden

Mt. Airy Learning Tree‘s classes are back! This fall, Cliveden will host five MALT classes in September, October and November: Preserving and Adapting Their World: The Women of Cliveden (September 20th) Seeds to Live By: Seed Saving (October 9th) Seeds to Live By: Fall/Winter Gardening (October 23rd) Vision Board Workshop for Teens (November 6th) Wine…

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Preserving & Adapting Their World

Cliveden’s newest exhibit highlights the lives of women at Cliveden: Black, White, free and enslaved, from the 18th through the 20th centuries. Preserving & Adapting Their World: The Women of Cliveden provides a case study of the ways women exercise power and agency even though society constrains them legally, culturally, and politically. To view the…

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Education

FUN KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Experience rich history through education.

Children's Activities - Printable content to learn more about history.

Liberty to go to See - English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science curriculum based on Liberty to Go to See.

History Hunters Virtual Classroom - innovative literacy-based program allows students to “hunt” for history.

Outside Bingo