THE WALLS OF CLIVEDEN sheltered British troops from American attack during the Battle of Germantown, as well as seven generations of Philadelphia’s Chew family in the years that followed.

Cliveden tells a story of America’s continuing struggle for freedom.

About Cliveden

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.


08jun10:30 am4:00 pmCliveden: Spotlight Tour "Cliveden Property Walking Tour" / Second Saturday


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10aug10:30 am4:00 pmCliveden: Second Saturday


14sep10:30 am4:00 pmCliveden: Second Saturday


12oct10:30 am4:00 pmCliveden: Second Saturday

Cliveden of the National Trust

6401 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Map and Directions
Programs and Events

phone: 215.848.1777


Walk-in tours are available in the spring, summer, and fall from 12 PM to 4 PM, beginning on the hour. No appointment is needed. The last tour of the day begins at 3 PM.

  • May-August: Thursday-Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM
  • September-November: Friday-Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM

Group and school tours are available year-round by appointment. Call our office at 215-848-1777 or email to schedule a tour.


  • Adults & Seniors: $10
  • Students & AAA members: $8
  • National Trust Members: $5
  • Children 6 years and under: FREE

Public Transportation

Cliveden is accessible by SEPTA bus routes 18, 23, H, and XH and regional train routes Chestnut Hill East and Chestnut Hill West. 

Visit the Cliveden Website