Historic Germantown is a partnership of 19 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, Twitter 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.


Historic Germantown will be a leader in enhancing the economic and cultural development of our community through the collective voice of its member sites.


Historic Germantown is a partnership organization serving historic sites in Philadelphia’s Old German Township that works collaboratively to preserve its extraordinary historic assets, increase access, interpret them to the public and raise their visibility.

HG Annual Report 2020

HG Annual Report 2019

Support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund


Funding for our organization is supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission,
a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.



Historic Germantown launches new concert series
Chestnut Hill Local, January 11, 2024

Who, What, Why: Catherine Sorrentino and a souvenir of historic Germantown
Penn Today, September 15, 2023

Germantown’s Juneteenth festival draws eager crowds, arouses mixed emotions
The Philadelphia Sunday Sun, June 23, 2023

The new exhibit at Philly’s Historic Germantown looks at race and class through the groundbreaking 1946 children’s book ‘Bright April’
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 22, 2023

Gala to honor modern-day heroes of ‘The German Township’
Chestnut Hill Local, May 18, 2023

Historic Germantown 2024 Board

Carolyn Adams

Mark Sellers

Dwayne Grannum

Zarah Adams
Patricia Bass
Joan Countryman
James Earl Davis
Supreme Dow
Laura Fox
Dwayne Grannum
Kevin Hawkins, Jr.
John Kromer
Kathleen Lee
Norman Marcus
Ruth Marino
Amy Ricci
Dora Rogers
Carolyn Wallace