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Cliveden: 2023 Tours

07may12:00 pm4:00 pmCliveden: 2023 Tours

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Cliveden’s tour season – Debuting in spring 2023 a new exhibit, The Turmoil of Transition: The mid-nineteenth century at Cliveden.

Visitors will enter Cliveden as it was in the mid-nineteenth century – a household and a country in turmoil. This exhibit explores the household dynamics, substance abuse and violence, exacerbated by societal shifts of the mid-19th century and still relevant today.

Tours are available Thursdays through Sundays, 12pm to 4pm

Tours begin on the hour, with the last tour of the day staring at 3pm.

Tours can be scheduled in advance via our website! Visit and use the online form to schedule your tour today.



(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Cliveden of the National Trust

6401 Germantown Avenue



A site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a proud member of Historic Germantown, Cliveden opened to the public in 1972. Built in 1763-1767, Cliveden was home to seven generations of the Chew family and the men and women who worked for them, was the site of the Battle of Germantown in October 1777, and is an important example of Philadelphia Georgian architecture. Cliveden focuses on telling the multiple narratives of the property by interpreting the buildings and grounds; giving a voice to the men and women—black, white, free, enslaved, and indentured—who played a role in the Cliveden story.

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