Revolutionary Germantown Festival Celebrates Germantown’s 330 year History-TODAY!

Visit our neighbor Park, Cliveden, to get in on the fun!

Cliveden of the National Trust
6401 Germantown Avenue

It’s a beautiful day to Celebrate!

Schedule of Events
10 am Grounds Open
10 am – 4 pm Encampment & Sutlers at Cliveden
10 am – 4 pm Food on Germantown Avenue: Herb Scott Catering, Little Jimmies, Weavers Way Co-op
10 am – 3 pm Beer Garden at Upsala: Philadelphia Brewing Company Brews!
10 am – 3 pm Children’s activities with sites of Historic Germantown including:
ACES Museum: Jump da’ Broom
Awbury Arboretum: Historic Plants & their Uses
Historic Fair Hill: Colonial Hospital Tent
Grumblethorpe: Hand Cranked Ice Cream
Stenton: Colonial Dress Up
Wyck: Colonial Games
10 am Meet George Washington
10 am – 11:30 am Cliveden open for tours
10:45 am Surprise of Germantown – Presentation by Tom McGuire at Cliveden
11 am Presentation by George Washington at Upsala
11:30 am McGregor Pipe Band
12 pm Battle Reenactment
1 pm – 2:30 pm Cliveden open for tours
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Children’s Muster at Upsala
1:45 pm Surprise of Germantown – Presentation by Tom McGuire at Cliveden
2:30 pm Presentation by Ned Hector at Upsala
2:30 pm McGregor Pipe Band
3 pm Battle Reenactment
Other Events around Historic Germantown 
10 am – 4 pm Germantown White House – Deshler Morris House(5442 Germantown Avenue)
Visit the house that British General Howe occupied after the battle. General Washington stayed in the same house in the 1790’s when he was President. Entrance is next door at 5448 Germantown Avenue. Admission is free and the first 100 families will be given a souvenir.
 12 – 4 pm Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse (6133 Germantown Avenue)
Visit the 1770 meetinghouse for a free tour.
 12 – 4 pm Johnson House (6306 Germantown Avenue)
Visit this home that experienced the Battle of Germantown and was a station on the Underground Railroad. Admission fees may apply.
 1 – 4 pm Wyck (6026 Germantown Avenue)
Built in 1690, this home was used as a hospital during the Battle of Germantown. Admission fees may apply.
 2 – 2:30 pm Graveside Ceremony at the Concord School & Upper Burying Ground (6309 Germantown Avenue) The School House will be open from 11 am – 5pm with a special guided tour after the 2:30 ceremony
Listen to the ringing of the Concord School bell.
 4:30 – 7:30 pm Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe (5267 Germantown Avenue)
End your festival day at Grumblethorpe, a 1744 colonial German country seat, for a traditional Oktoberfest. Music, German food, beer, house tours, and more. 
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