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Revolutionary Germantown Festival

A special day to discover America’s history along Germantown Avenue

Revolutionary Germantown Festival

Revolutionary Germantown Festival celebrates the rich history of the Germantown neighborhood and features the annual reenactment of the Battle of Germantown. Credit: G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia


Saturday, October 7, 2017


History goes on full display during the Revolutionary Germantown Festival, a day-long festival that celebrates the rich history of the historic neighborhood.

The celebration features costumed characters, live music, food and drink culminating with a reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, the only military battle ever fought within the borders of Philadelphia.

The festival events are centered at Cliveden, the summer home of the Chew family and the location of General George Washington’s failed attempt to liberate Philadelphia from British control in 1777.

The festival extends to many other nearby sites, too, including Concord School & Upper Burying Ground, The Germantown White House, Johnson House Historic Site, Germantown Mennonite Meeting House and Grumblethorpe, all on Germantown Avenue.

Head down Germantown Avenue after the “battle” for Battle Bash, the official after-party at the historic Grumblethorpe house featuring reeanctors from the battle, food, beer from Evil Genius Brewing Company, live music and more.

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6400 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 329-7312

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