Cliveden’s Carriage House and Main House are currently closed to visitors; however, Cliveden's grounds are open.

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Fun and kid-friendly activities available and much more!


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

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.


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

Checkout the events calendar to learn and join future efforts.

Liberty to Go to See Returns!

Cliveden’s annual dramatic event returns June 10th, 17th and 19th for Juneteenth Join Cliveden via Zoom on Thursday, June 10th, Thursday, June 17th and Saturday, June 19th as we explore three themes present in Liberty to Go to See: Liberty during the Revolution, Liberty for Women, and Liberty for the Enslaved. Each presentation features an…

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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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Considering Re-enactments: The Battle of Germantown in the Light of 21st–Century Gun Violence

Cliveden is known as the site of the 1777 Revolutionary War Battle of Germantown and the annual Revolutionary Germantown Festival held on the grounds every first weekend in October, featuring two battle re-enactments. In response to the increase in gun violence across the country and in the local community, Cliveden looks to evaluate its interpretation…

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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