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A Partnership of 16 extraordinary Philadelphia houses, destinations and museums, Historic Germantown tells the stories of American Liberty and the everyday people who fought for it, reflecting a neighborhood of independence-seekers, community-builders, and American Dreamers.

Historic Germantown, located just minutes from Center City, is where Philadelphia’s only Revolutionary War Battle 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.  United by a common mission to celebrate the community’s fascinating cultural heritage, Historic Germantown provides knowledge and resources to preserve Germantown’s historic sites, interpret them to visitors and incorporate them into the life of the local community.

This blog was created with a generous contribution from the Heritage Philadelphia Program of The PEW Center for Arts and Heritage.

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