Historic GermantownPhiladelphia, PA, United States

Revolution & Beyond: Remember Me to Market Square

By Historic Germantown (other events)

Saturday, August 17 2024 8:30 AM 12:30 PM EDT
  • General Admission : Ages 8 and up
  • Transportation Included via Charter Bus : Pick-Up and Drop-Off at the Philadelphia Convention Center; Pick-Up at 8:30am & Drop-Off at 12:30pm 
  • Refreshments Included 

This multi-site tour consists of a "behind the scenes" visit to the Deshler-Morris House, also known as the Germantown White House. Currently closed to the general public, due to an ongoing renovation project, guests will have exclusive access to the house with a NPS guide. Twice this house sheltered George Washington. In 1793, he took refuge here from the deadly yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. The following summer, it was a welcome retreat from the heat of the capital city.

Guests will also visit the Historic Germantown Museum and Germantown Historical Society archives & library to learn about the history of Market Square. 

Guests will be broken into smaller groups and visit Lest We Forget Slavery Museum. This is the only museum in the Philadelphia region with artifacts from the transatlantic slave trade. The objects and guided tour will tell the history of millions of kidnapped Africans held in bondage and forced to provide free labor for decades.