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  • Awbury Arboretum

    A wee bit of England transplanted to Germantown

    Awbury Arboretum

    The entrance to Awbury transports visitors from city streets into a country retreat that’s the largest remaining oasis of open space in Germantown. Trails weave through 55 acres landscaped in the English romantic style, with open meadows, ponds, woods and rolling hills.

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  • Cliveden

    A grand Germantown mansion with a fascinating — and bloody — history

    One of the most lavish mansions of its era, Cliveden is stocked with furniture and artifacts designed to evoke Colonial times.

    Now a six-acre oasis in the middle of a bustling Philadelphia neighborhood, Cliveden was an estate in the suburb of Germantown built just before the Revolutionary War by the Chew family. One of the most lavish mansions of its era, Cliveden is stocked with furniture and artifacts designed to evoke Colonial times.

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  • Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

    A Germantown Victorian mansion of the upper-middle and upper class

    Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

    The simplicity of Philadelphia’s Quaker background was no match for the excess of the Victorian era. Built in 1859 by an up-and-coming clothing merchant, Germantown’s Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is classic Victoriana.

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  • Germantown White House
    (Deshler-Morris House)

    George Washington’s White House in Germantown

    Deshler-Morris House

    George Washington’s White House in Germantown

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  • Grumblethorpe

    John Wister’s 1740’s Germantown summer home and orchard

    Grumblethorpe

    John Wister, a German immigrant who built his own fortune, practically invented the American dream — and you can see it all in Grumblethorpe, his Germantown mansion.

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  • Historic Germantown Visitor Center

    Let the Germantown Historical Society welcome you

    The Historical Society’s 50,000 objects, library and archives guarantee a memorable experience.

    The Germantown Historical Society has preserved and interpreted Germantown’s nearly 350-year history since 1901.

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  • Historic RittenhouseTown

    The site of the first paper mill in British North America

    Historic RittenhouseTown, the birthplace of paper in North America, is now a preserved village on idyllic Lincoln Drive in beautiful Fairmount Park.

    The birthplace of paper in North America, Historic RittenhouseTown is now a preserved village on idyllic Lincoln Drive in beautiful Fairmount Park.

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  • Juneteenth Festival

    Annual festival in Historic Germantown celebrating African American freedom

    Germantown is an apt place to celebrate the end of slavery.

    June 17
    Historic Germantown celebrates Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, with its seventh annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 17.

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  • Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

    Stay fit and have fun while learning contemporary circus arts

    Learn to fly at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.

    If you’ve ever wanted to swing from a flying trapeze or learn the art of unicycling, step into the ring with the knowledgeable instructors at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.

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  • Revolutionary Germantown Festival

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

    Revolutionary Germantown Festival celebrates the rich history of the Germantown neighborhood and features the annual reenactment of the Battle of Germantown.

    Saturday, October 7, 2017
    Revolutionary Germantown Festival celebrates the rich history of the Germantown neighborhood and features the annual reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, the only military battle ever fought within the borders of Philadelphia.

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  • Stenton

    William Penn’s powerful agent-secretary, James Logan, made Stenton his country seat

    Stenton was one of the grandest houses of its time.

    Ben Franklin thought it was worth the trip to Germantown’s Stenton, one of the grandest houses of its time. Original hardwood floors, enormous multi-paned windows, 18th-century furniture, huge fireplaces, icehouse and a barn with pre-industrial agricultural tools can be found on a tour of the early Georgian-style estate of James Logan, secretary to Pennsylvania founder William Penn.

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  • The Johnson House
    Historic Site, Inc.

    Germantown’s vital stop on the Underground Railroad

    Constructed in 1768, the Johnson House in Germantown was owned by four generations of the abolitionist Johnson family.

    It’s easy to imagine 19th-century freedom fighters Harriet Tubman and William Still meeting at this Quaker home in Germantown, owned by four generations of the abolitionist Johnson family.

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  • Wawa Welcome America –
    Philly @ the Movies

    Free screening of iconic film at its famous location

    Enjoy free movie screenings as part of Wawa Welcome America in the days leading up to July 4th.

    June 29 – July 3, 2017
    An annual summer tradition, the Wawa Welcome America! festival brings five awesome free movie screenings to Philly leading up to July 4th.

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  • Wissahickon Valley Park

    Seven miles of serene wilderness along the Wissahickon Creek

    There are 57 miles of trails in this lush, 1,800-acre gorge, crossing forest and meadow before plunging down to the sun-dappled waters of the Wissahickon Creek.

    Seven miles of serene wilderness along the Wissahickon Creek, stretching from Chestnut Hill to Manayunk

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  • Wyck

    The Quaker way of life preserved for 300 years in Germantown

    Duck into the partially hidden garden along busy Germantown Avenue for a 2.5-acre oasis of color and scent at the historic Wyck House and gardens.

    Duck into the partially hidden garden along busy Germantown Avenue for a 2.5-acre oasis of color and scent at Germantown’s historic Wyck House and gardens. You’ll be whisked back to the Colonial and Victorian eras as you walk through the rose garden, vegetable garden, lawns and other plantings, many of which are direct descendents of the original 19th-century plantings.

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