The Chews & The Complex Institution of Slavery

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03/23/2018 9:00 AM - 08/31/2018 5:00 PM
Address: 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

In addition to our core exhibition, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness?, Cliveden will present a new exhibition featuring maps by Yale University professor Bill Rankin exploring the extent of northern enslavement and patterns of the business of insuring enslaved people. The exhibition will also include content from the Cliveden Food Chain and objects on loan from the Lest We Forget Slavery Museum

*Carriage House exhibitions are free and open to the public from 9 AM-5 PM Monday to Friday year round and from 12 PM-4 PM Saturday and Sunday during the tour season.*

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  • 05/05/2018 11:00 AM - 05/05/2018 5:00 PM

    Presented by East Mt. Airy Neighbors & West Mt. Airy Neighbors, the festivities on the grounds of Cliveden will include a wide variety of vendors, food, and children's activities.

    The first floor of Cliveden's Main House will be open for tours. Visitors will also be able to visit both our 1767 Kitchen Dependency and our 1959 kitchen and participate in free activities as well as view our core exhibition Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness? and a new exhibition, The Chews & The Complex Institution of Slavery, in the Carriage House.

    For a list of performers, event sponsors and further information please visit

  • 10/06/2018 10:00 AM - 10/06/2018 4:00 PM

    Germantown's colonial history comes alive at the Revolutionary Germantown Festival! From 10 AM to 4 PM, visit Historic Germantown sites, watch two reenactments of the Battle of Germantown on Cliveden's grounds, and enjoy a day of fun, food, and history in your backyard! After the battle, visit Historic Grumblethorpe for the Battle Bash--the annual after Battle party filled with food, music, and reenactors. 

    Admission is FREE and has activities for visitors of all ages. Mark your calendars for October 6-we promise a day unlike any other!