Explore Freedom's Backyard
Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, events scheduled for the month of April have been postponed or cancelled. Historic Germantown sites are currently closed to the public, with the exception of the grounds of Awbury Arboretum and Historic RittenhouseTown. We will update this page with any changes to these policies.
Historic Germantown is a partnership of 18 extraordinary historic houses, destinations, and museums in Northwest Philadelphia that have joined together to protect, preserve, and share some of Philadelphia’s prized historical assets. Connect with us on Facebook, and Instagram.
Historic Germantown, located just minutes from Center City, is where one of Philadelphia’s Revolutionary War Battles was fought; where the first-ever American protest against slavery was written; and where one of the few remaining houses on the Underground Railroad still stands.