Ebeneezer interior
Fair Hill reading group
The Johnson House

Explore Freedom's Backyard


Please check with individual sites for their current open schedules. Due to COVID-19, some of our sites remain closed, have limited hours, or are open by appointment only.

Historic Germantown is a partnership of 18 extraordinary historic houses, destinations, and museums in Northwest Philadelphia that have joined together to protect, preserve, and share some of Philadelphia’s prized historical assets. Connect with us on Facebook, and Instagram.

Historic Germantown, located just minutes from Center City, is where one of Philadelphia’s Revolutionary War Battles was fought; where the first-ever American protest against slavery was written; and where one of the few remaining houses on the Underground Railroad still stands.

Map of Historic Germantown attractions