Mission Statement


Cliveden’s mission is to help people understand our shared history and motivate them to preserve it by providing access to the rich continuity of history and preservation in one community and family over time, and by offering direction and knowledge about preserving our built  heritage and its value.

We fulfill this mission by preserving our houses, grounds and collections; interpreting Cliveden and Upsala meaningfully to the public based on solid research; working with local businesses and community revitalization and historical organizations to be a catalyst for preserving and reusing historic buildings to sustain economic development for historic Northwest Philadelphia and beyond; promoting our community’s cultural life and historic preservation efforts; and being a model of historic site management and preservation outreach.