Second Saturdays at Cliveden
Come out to Cliveden every second Saturday, May to October for volunteer opportunity in our landscape and gardens, and free community programming!
Second Saturday: Preservation Advocacy
Join us every second Saturday of the month, between May and October from 12pm to 4pm, for free community programs, free tours, and local vendors.
The final Second Saturday in 2023 is on Saturday, October 14, 2023 and the theme is Preservation Advocacy!
At 1pm in the Cliveden Carriage House (98 E. Cliveden Street, 19119), Cliveden’s Preservation Director Libbie Hawes will lead ‘Researching Your Historic House,’ an in-depth tutorial on how to conduct research about the architectural, geographic, and social history of houses! Participants will be guided through online resources and local repositories to help identify details about the history of their historic houses.
Due to potential inclement weather on Saturday, story time with the NW Reading Captains will take place in the Cliveden Carriage House at 1pm and 3pm. The Carriage House is located at 98 E. Cliveden Street, 19119, and accessible through the Cliveden Street side gate and the Morton Street rear gate.
The NW Reading Captains will read Virginia Lee Burton's book, The Little House, will be read aloud, part of Northwest Philly Events for this year's Reading Promise Week!
The Literacy Nest is open to the public to use. Experience nature, read a book in the library, and listen to some of the recorded stories for the Nest, including some of Cliveden's history!
Free tours of the Main House and our new exhibit, The Turmoil of Transition: The mid-nineteenth century at Cliveden will be available from 12pm to 4pm, beginning on the hour. Tours begin in the Carriage House where visitors will be greeted by Cliveden Interpreters before being led on their tour. The last tour of the day is at 3pm.
2023 Second Saturday Schedule
Pets: May 13th, 12pm to 4pm
Spend the day on the grounds with your dog & local vendors!
Families & Children: June 10th, 12pm to 4pm
Come out for fun activities, games & more!
Citizenship: July 8th & August 12th, 12pm to 4pm
Learn about the voting & judicial process with VUOTS!
Back to School: September 9th, 12pm to 4pm
School supplies giveaway by VUOTS & scavenger hunt!
Preservation Advocacy: October 14th, 12pm to 4pm
Learn how you can engage with preservation organizations in the community!
Cliveden's physical address is 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. Street parking is available around the site and neighborhood on a first come, first serve basis.
The grounds can be accessed via Germantown Avenue front gate, the side gate located on Cliveden Street (98 E. Cliveden Street, 19119), and the rear gate on Morton Street.