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Fun and kid-friendly activities available and much more!

Exhibitions

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The Turmoil of Transition: The mid-nineteenth century at Cliveden

On view by appointment! Contact our office at 215-848-1777 to schedule a tour.

On display in the Main House & Carriage House Visitor Center

Explores the mid-nineteenth century at Cliveden, a time of turmoil within the household and the country. This period of tension explores household dynamics, substance abuse and violence, exacerbated by societal shifts of the mid-19th century and are still relevant today.

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Preserving & Adapting Their World: The Women of Cliveden

Virtual Exhibit & on display in the Carriage House Visitor Center

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.

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.

August Spotlight Tour: Histories & Landscapes

Sign up for Cliveden’s Histories & Landscapes today! On Saturday, August 10th, learn about the property’s histories! Traverse Cliveden’s 5.5-acre property and discovering the stories and flora and fauna within the walls. The hour and a half long experience will explore the changes to the property before and during the Chew family’s ownership, how the land…

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The Turmoil of Transition: Mary Bowman

Our last dramatic experience of 2024! Mary Bowman will share her story on Saturday, July 27th at 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm. Mary labored as housekeeper and nurse at Cliveden during the mid-19th century and a witness to the unrest in the household. Tickets are $20 and on sale now through our website at https://cliveden.org/dramatic-experience/. Tour groups…

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Special Promotion: Free Traditional Cider at Young American!

Have a free cider after your tour! Local cidery and tasting room, Young American Hard Cider & Tasting Room, is offering a special promotion for Cliveden tours! After your tour, head over to Young American for a FREE, traditional cider! This promotion is only good on the day of your tour and visitors must show…

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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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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.

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