A house of learning, past and present.
Plan Your Visit
Open for tours:
April 4th – December 22nd: Tuesday – Saturday, 1pm -4 pm
Tours begin on the hour at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, (last tour begins at 3pm).
We are open other times by appointment.
MASKS ARE ENCOURAGED INDOORS.
A reservation will guarantee you a place on a timed tour.
Call 215-329-7312 or email us to reserve a tour.
CLOSED December 23rd – January 3rd; Open by appointment only January 4 - March 31
Stenton is CLOSED on all federal holidays, Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday & Friday),
and for the holidays December 24th - January 3rd
$8 for adults
$6 for students, children & seniors
(children under 6 are free)
$6 group rate (groups larger than 10)
Friends of Stenton and residents of zip codes 19140 and 19144 are offered free admission.
Stenton welcomes group tours and operators. Special arrangements can be made for any length visit or in coordination with visits to other sites in the area. Please contact us for further information. A special rate of $6 per person will apply to groups of 10 or more.
Stenton’s collections and archives are open by appointment to students and scholars with specialized areas of interest in 18th century decorative arts, architecture, and history. Please phone or e-mail Stenton for further information or to schedule an appointment.
Stenton is a Blue Star Museum
All active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, get free admission between Memorial Day through Labor Day (we are closed on Memorial Day and Labor Day.)
Stenton also proudly participates in the following programs:
Historic Germantown Passport
Temple University Philadelphia Experience Passport
La Salle University Cultural Passport
WHYY Membership Program
Explore Stenton through a virtual tour by downloading the Tip Tour App.
Stenton is located on North 18th Street at Windrim Avenue, a short distance from Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia’s Historic Northwest. It is easily accessible from Center City Philadelphia and other major routes.
From Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) or Kelly Drive and Roosevelt Boulevard: Go north on Roosevelt Boulevard (Rt. 1). Take the Wissahickon Avenue NORTH/Germantown Ave exit. Follow signs for Germantown Ave to first traffic light at Wayne Avenue. Turn right and proceed a short distance to first traffic light at Windrim Avenue. Turn left on Windrim Avenue. Go to second traffic light at N 18th Street. Turn right; the gate for Stenton is immediately on the left.
From Center City: Take the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) West or Kelly Drive to Roosevelt Boulevard (Rt. 1). Follow direction above. Alternately, travel north on Broad Street (Rt. 611). Go left on Belfield Avenue. At the third traffic light, go left on Windrim. At the first traffic light go left onto N 18th Street. The gate for Stenton is immediately on the left.
From Main Line and West: Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) to Roosevelt Boulevard (Rt. 1) then as above.
From Chestnut Hill: Take Germantown Avenue toward Philadelphia going approximately 4 miles. After passing under the railroad turn left at traffic light onto Windrim Avenue. Go to first traffic light. Turn right onto N 18th Street. The gate for Stenton is immediately on the left.
Via Public Transit: Stenton is also accessible via SEPTA public transit. Located four blocks east of Wayne Junction Station, Stenton is accessible via the West Trenton, Fox Chase, Chestnut Hill East, Lansdale/Doylestown, and Warminster Regional Rail lines, as well as Bus Route 23 (exit bus at the intersection of Windrim and Germantown Avenues). From Wayne Junction, walk east on Windrim Avenue towards Germantown Avenue. Cross Germantown Avenue and turn right at the next stoplight onto N. 18th Street, Stenton’s entrance will be immediately on the left. Stenton is also accessible via the Broad Street Line from Logan Station. From Logan Station, walk south towards Windrim Avenue. Turn right onto Windrim, and walk west to N. 18th Street. Turn left onto 18th street and Stenton’s entrance will be immediately on the left. For more information, visit SEPTA’s Website.
Spend the day in Germantown!
At various times a countryside village of German and Dutch yeomen, a retreat for Philadelphia’s well-to-do, a stop on the Underground Railroad, and a haven for African Americans looking for the American Dream, Germantown has been there for all of America’s social, political and economic revolutions and evolutions. Cumulatively, Historic Germantown is one of the richest geographic concentrations of historic resources in the United States, a place where history, memory and everyday life exist side by side.
Historic Germantown is a partnership of eighteen historic sites, museums, historical organizations and an arboretum located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. These organizations are joined by a common mission to foster an appreciation of the diverse character and meaning of their cultural heritage in order to preserve and revitalize their community.
Together, they provide knowledge and resources to help preserve Germantown’s historic sites, interpret them to the public, and incorporate them into the life of the local community.