HISTORIC GERMANTOWN INVITES YOUR GROUP to embark on an adventure in one of America’s most historic neighborhoods. Experience how people lived in Colonial times, learn about a time when local families watched soldiers march through the streets and heard bullets whizzing past their front doors, or visit beautiful gardens and urban homesteads complete with chickens and bees.

To organize your group visit, please email programs@freedomsbackyard.com or call (215) 844-1683 today!

**Please Note that group tours are suspended temporarily due to COVID-19

History Hunters

Join the Hunt for History in your own backyard!

The History Hunters Youth Reporter Program is an exciting, literacy-based educational program that takes students to four exceptional historic houses during the school year. Students in the program will become investigative reporters, writing about their experiences with the history, buildings and artifacts of their community with visits to Stenton, The Johnson House, Cliveden, the La Salle University Art Museum and Wyck.

School Group Tours

Historic Germantown offers a variety of ways for groups of all sizes, interests, and ages to explore our neighborhood, browse our museums, and discover something new about American history spanning three centuries.

Education Resources

African American Heritage Guide to Philadelphia’s Historic Northwest

  • This guide was first published in 2007 by Germantown Historical Society and supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. It was written by Gloria Davis Good, PhD. with support from Judith Callard, James E. Moore, Marlene Green Patterson and Walter Ritchie. Many things have changed since it’s initial printing in 2007 and quite a bit of information is obsolete or needs updating and added. Historic Germantown is working on an updated version that will be available here in the future.