THE WALLS OF CLIVEDEN sheltered British troops from American attack during the Battle of Germantown, as well as seven generations of Philadelphia’s Chew family in the years that followed.

Cliveden tells a story of America’s continuing struggle for freedom.

About Cliveden

Built as a country house for attorney Benjamin Chew, Cliveden was completed in 1767 and was home to seven generations of the Chew family. Cliveden has long been famous as the site of the American Revolutionary War Battle of Germantown in 1777, as well as for its Georgian architecture. New research is unearthing a more complicated history at Cliveden, which involves layers of significance, including the lives of those who were enslaved by and in service to the Chew family. This information broadens the meaning of Cliveden as a preserved historic place, exploring themes and stories of American identity and freedom.  Traces of the history of the Cliveden property and its occupants can be found throughout the five acre woody landscape. Traces of the history of the Cliveden property and its occupants can be found throughout the five-and-a-half-acre woody landscape. The grounds are open for the community to enjoy as a public park whenever the gates are open. The property includes four buildings, the Main House, Kitchen Dependency, Wash House and Carriage House.

July

06jul12:00 pm4:00 pmCliveden: The Turmoil of Transition: Henry Banning ChewCliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Avenue12:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

13jul10:30 am4:00 pmCliveden: Second SaturdayCliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Avenue10:30 am - 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

27jul12:00 pm4:00 pmCliveden: The Turmoil of Transition: Mary BowmanCliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Avenue12:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

August

10aug10:30 am4:00 pmCliveden: Second SaturdayCliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Avenue10:30 am - 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

September

14sep10:30 am4:00 pmCliveden: Second SaturdayCliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Avenue10:30 am - 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

October

05oct10:00 am4:00 pmCliveden: Revolutionary Germantown FestivalCliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Avenue10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

12oct10:30 am4:00 pmCliveden: Second SaturdayCliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Avenue10:30 am - 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

Cliveden of the National Trust

ADDRESS
6401 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

MAP AND DIRECTIONS
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

CONTACT
phone: 215.848.1777
email: info@cliveden.org

TOURS

Walk-in tours are available in the spring, summer, and fall from 12 PM to 4 PM, beginning on the hour. No appointment is needed. The last tour of the day begins at 3 PM.

  • May-August: Thursday-Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM
  • September-November: Friday-Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM

Group and school tours are available year-round by appointment. Call our office at 215-848-1777 or email info@cliveden.org to schedule a tour.

ADMISSION

  • Adults & Seniors: $10
  • Students & AAA members: $8
  • National Trust Members: $5
  • Children 6 years and under: FREE

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Cliveden is accessible by SEPTA bus routes 18, 23, H, and XH and regional train routes Chestnut Hill East and Chestnut Hill West. 

Visit the Cliveden Website