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.

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Upcoming Events


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


13jul10:30 am4:00 pmCliveden: Second Saturday


10aug10:30 am4:00 pmCliveden: Second Saturday


14sep10:30 am4:00 pmCliveden: Second Saturday


12oct10:30 am4:00 pmCliveden: Second Saturday