You are never far from history when in Germantown, one of Philadelphia´s most historic neighborhoods. However, it is on full display during the Revolutionary Germantown Festival, a day-long festival that celebrates the rich history of Germantown and features the annual reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, the only military battle ever fought within the borders of Philadelphia.
Escorted bus and walking tours make getting around simple while special programs at ten historic sites throughout the community provide something for every size and taste.
Learn the inside stories of some of Philadelphia´s most important colonial landmarks: put your hand to colonial paper-making techniques at Historic Rittenhouse Town; try out some early American toys at Upsala; and “meet” British General Howe at the Deshler-Morris House, his one-time war headquarters. The historic re-enactment of the 1777 Battle of Germantown takes place at Cliveden.
In addition to Rittenhouse Town, Upsala, the Deschler-Morris House and Clivedon, you´ll visit the Concord School and Upper Burying Ground, where solider and officers are buried; Grumblethorpe, site of one of the battles legendary death scenes; the Johnson House, which showcase the role of African-Americans in the Revolutionary War; and two of the cities most famous colonial houses, Stenton and Wyck.
There is fee for entry and parking may be limited. It is recommended that visitors consider taking public transportation to Germantown Avenue for the festivities.
The battle reenactments at Cliveden are absolute must-sees.
Make the most of Revolutionary Germantown Festival by purchasing a Passport that covers the cost of admission to all participating sites for the day. The Passport contains a list of the timed events throughout the day along with a map for self guided walking tours of the Germantown area. Passports can be pre-ordered or purchased the day of the event. An individual pass is $15 and the family pass is $25.
No Records Found
Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.
Google Map Not Loaded
Sorry, unable to load Google Maps API.
Best of FestivalsView all
March 16, 2020The Experience Travel to the Islands without leaving Philadelphia for the 25th annual Caribbean Festival at Penn´s Landing Great Plaza. This free festival of Caribbean traditions, music and food is a culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands featuring a collage of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes. With entertainment as the focal point of the event, you´ll be surrounded by Read more...
March 16, 2020, 11:00 am-3:00 pmThis Fourth of July, celebrate America independence with incredible fireworks in Philadelphia during the annual Wawa Welcome America! festival! THE MAIN EVENT Concert & Fireworks Display 8:30 – 11:00 p.m., July 4, 2010 CONCERT BEGINS AT 8:30 – FIREWORKS BEGIN AROUND 10:30 FIREWORKS LOCATION: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway Where to Watch the Fireworks on the 4th: There Read more...
March 19, 2020, 10:10 am-12:10 pmLocation Festival Pier at Penn´s Landing Columbus Boulevard at Spring Garden Street The Festival The Roots – the Philly natives also known as the Legendary Roots Crew – have gathered a diverse lineup of talent for this third annual music festival, including: Vampire Weekend, Mayer Hawthorne, The Very Best, Clipse, Nneka, Jay Electronica, Tune-Yards, Das Racist and more – including Read more...
March 21, 2020, 10:30 am-12:30 pmCelebrate the traditions, foods and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch at the 21st annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at the historic Reading Terminal Market. The three-day festival will take place in the Market´s center court seating area and will feature handmade crafts including quilts, woodcrafts, paintings, hand braided rugs, wooden toys and cedar chests. Traditional foods including chicken pot pie, donuts, Read more...
March 21, 2020, 11:30 am-3:00 pmThe Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival has been canceled for 2010. The Seventh Annual Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival (PGLTF) begins its loud and proud two-week run on June 11, 2009. Several theater productions celebrate the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience through the art of theater. The festival typically included both local and international premieres of critically Read more...