Revolutionary Germantown Festival




Saturday, October 3, 2020 12 PM – 4 PM

Free Admission | Fun For All Ages

Cliveden and the sites of Historic Germantown are excited to present the 2020 Revolutionary Germantown Festival! The festival will Saturday October 3rd from 12 PM to 4 PM.

  • Explore Germantown and its historic sites to learn how the American Revolution and the Battle of Germantown affected people in 1777. A variety of activities for the whole family will be available at Cliveden and Historic Germantown sites. Visit the Schedule of Events for more information.
  • Guidebooks with maps of the neighborhood, information about participating sites and activities, and locations of restaurants and cafes will be available at participating institutions and online.
  • Due to city restrictions, the re-enactments of the Battle of Germantown are cancelled for 2020.

To ensure the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff we ask all participants to wear masks and maintain a safe physical distance while enjoying the festival. 

Cliveden will be open for the festival from 12 pm to 4 pm. At 1 pm and 3 pm, hear author Tom McGuire tell the story of the Surprise at Germantown. At 2 pm, visit with Ned Hector, an African American teamster to learn about the experience of African American soldiers during the American Revolution. Re-enactors will be encamped on site. There will be a musket firing demonstration at 12 pm and 4 pm to open and close the festival.



Follow us on the Revolutionary Germantown Festival’s website, Facebook and Instagram for updates on the festival and activities. If you have any questions or for press and media inquiries, please contact Jocelyn Rouse, Marketing and Business Operations Coordinator, at [email protected].