Cliveden's grounds are free and open to the public. Tours return Thursday, May 4th at 12pm.

Join our events and programs

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
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

Virtual Exhibit

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


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

Checkout the events calendar to learn and join future efforts.

Reconstructing Black Families: Stories from the Chew Papers

In Partnership with Cliveden of the National Trust, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the African American Genealogy Group Spread throughout the 288.5 linear feet of the Chew Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is the evidence of the lives of early American families of African descent, both free and enslaved. Recent digitization…

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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