Visiting Germantown


At various times a countryside village of German and Dutch yeomen, a retreat for Philadelphia’s well-to-do, a stop on the Underground Railroad, and a haven for African Americans looking for the American Dream, Germantown has been there for all of America’s social, political and economic revolutions and evolutions. Cumulatively, Historic Germantown is one of the richest geographic concentrations of historic resources in the United States, a place where history, memory and everyday life exist side by side.

Historic Germantown Preserved is a consortium of eighteen historic sites, museums, historical organizations and an arboretum located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. These organizations are joined by a common mission to foster an appreciation of the diverse character and meaning of their cultural heritage in order to preserve and revitalize their community.

Together, they provide knowledge and resources to help preserve Germantown’s historic sites, interpret them to the public, and incorporate them into the life of the local community.

Historic Germantown Sites

Aces Museum
5801 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-842-3742
Awbury Arboretum
One Awbury Road
Philadelphia, PA 19138
215-849-2855
Black Writers Museum
Historic Vernon House
5800 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
267-297-3078

Cliveden of the National Trust
6401 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-848-1777
Concord School House & Upper Burial Ground
6309 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-844-1638
Ebenezer Maxwell House
200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-848-1861

Germantown White House (Deshler-Morris House)
5442 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-965-2305
Germantown Historical Society
5501 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-844-1683
Germantown Mennonite Historical Trust
6133 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-843-0943

Grumblethorpe
5267 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-843-4820
Historic Fair Hill
2901 Germantown Avenue at Cambria Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133
215-870-8348
Historic Rittenhouse Town
206 Lincoln Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-438-5711

Hood Cemetery
4901 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-844-1683
Johnson House
6306 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
215-438-1768
La Salle University Art Museum
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
215-951-1221

Lest We Forget Slavery Museum
5501 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-205-4324
Stenton
4601 N. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
215-329-7312
Wyck
6026 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-848-1690