Historic Germantown launched a new initiative this summer called Second Saturdays. This program, started in May, is a way to give tourists as well as residents of Philadelphia easier access to the 15 historic sites in Germantown at a discounted rates. From the tranquility of George Washington’s summer retreat at Deshler-Morris and the Victorian splendor of the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, to the tunnel paths of the Underground Railroad at the Johnson House, everything all the properties are open on the second Saturday of each month from 1 to 4pm, now through mid-October. The Historic Germantown Passport was created to make the event more affordable and is a good deal for anyone interested in visiting the many Germantown where history lives on. There are 15 sites to see and the pass is $15 for individuals and $25 for families with two children. Carolyn Faris, Program Coordinator for Historic Germantown, explains, “This is a way for people to see more than one site in an afternoon; they can see them all in one fell swoop if they like. So far we’ve had good visitation, good feedback, and new people coming in all the time so that’s very exciting.”
For more information about visiting the sites or purchasing the pass call 215-844-1683 or visit the Historic Germantown website.