At Home in Germantown, 1750-1900

GHS exhibitionThe exhibition highlights the Society’s vast collection of period domestic objects, including furniture, silver, pottery, porcelain, tableware, kitchenware, needlework, and children’s toys. It provides a vivid picture of what it was like to live in Germantown years ago and how people worked, relaxed and entertained in the home. Period settings re-create the rooms in Germantown homes of the 18th and 19th centuries, including a Colonial keeping room and parlor, a Federal dining room, and a Victorian reception room.

Art & Artifact Collections

firehatThe museum and library collections of the Germantown Historical Society total more than 50,000 objects, documents and photographs.

Appointments to view special collections are available by advance reservation only. Fee charged.


Museum Hours

Tuesdays 9AM - 1PM
Thursdays 1PM - 5PM

Admission: Adults $3.00, Seniors & Students $2.00, Children under 10 FREE.
HG members receive free admission to the museum.
For more information, please call (215) 844-1683 or email

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