March 10, 2010
Yes, youâ€™ve ogled our beloved Liberty Bell. And youâ€™ve stood in awe at Independence Hall. But did you know that the largest Revolutionary War battle fought in Philadelphia took place in Germantown?
Or that the oldest official Presidential residence is located in â€˜Freedomâ€™s Backyardâ€™?
Or that the first written protest against slavery was scribed in this historic neighborhood?
Sit back and hunker down for a tour of Germantown, where youâ€™ll discover an Underground Railroad stop at the Johnson House, explore a self-sustaining town in present-day Fairmount Park called Historic Rittenhouse Town and learn a lot more about this gem of a neighborhood in the Northwest!
After the jump, check out the list of places featured in the video.
Cliveden of the National Trust
6430 Germantown Avenue
Deschler-Morris House (Germantown White House)
5448 Germantown Avenue
Opens April 3
Germantown Historical Society
5501 Germantown Avenue
Historic Rittenhouse Town
206 Lincoln Drive
Johnson House Historic Site
6306 Germantown Avenue
4601 North 18th Street