5501 Germantown Ave., 215/844-1683
HOURS: Tues. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Thurs. and Sun. 1–5 p.m.,
and by appt., call to confirm
COST: $5 adult, $4 senior and student, $2 child
Founded in 1901 as the Site and Relic Society of Germantown, the Germantown Historical Society offers a wealth of information about the history of German Township (which now consists of the neighborhoods of Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill).
The Germantown Historical Society serves as a good starting point for visits to the area’s historic sites and also contains a small museum and extensive library and archive collections. Many of the more than 50,000 historical objects, documents, and photographs are on display and available to the public.