Other Area Sites
The historic 1770 Mennonite Meetinghouse is located within the Colonial Germantown Historic District, the nation's longest National Historic Landmark District, which traverses through the Germantown and Mount Airy neighborhoods of Philadelphia along both sides of Germantown Avenue.
There is no shortage of history in this neighborhood! Germantown is where the first written petition against slavery in the New World was written, where Philadelphia's only Revolutionary War Battle was fought, and where one of the few remaining houses on the Underground Railroad still stands. While Center City may be Philadelphia’s “parlor,” in Germantown you'll enter “Freedom’s Backyard” through the back gate, where you will hear the complex and nuanced stories of real people who made their homes and livelihoods here throughout the years.
Five other notable historic sites are literally within blocks of the Meetinghouse: Wyck Historic House & Garden; the Johnson House Historic Site; Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion; the Concord School House & Upper Burying Ground; and Cliveden of the National Historic Trust. Many others are within a quick drive. A Historic Germantown Passport, available for purchase at the Meetinghouse or from the Historic Germantown website ($15/individual; $25/family), is good for one-time admission to all HG sites for a full year from the date of purchase.
Historic Germantown’s friendly and knowledgeable staff can serve as a great resource when you are planning your visit by helping coordinate visits to multiple sites or just making recommendations based on your interests and time constraints. A local partnership of 16 historic attractions united by a common mission to celebrate the community's fascinating cultural heritage, Historic Germantown provides knowledge and resources to preserve Germantown's historic sites, interpret them to visitors and incorporate them into the life of the local community. Tell them the folks at the Meetinghouse sent you!
Support provided in part by
Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust - 6133 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144 - (215) 843-0943 - firstname.lastname@example.org