Philadelphia and the Countryside - Press Room



Built by Benjamin Chew in 1767 in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood, the Cliveden estate was the site of one of General Washington’s worst defeats, the Battle of Germantown, which is re-enacted each October. Seven generations of the Chew family lived at Cliveden until 1972 when it was donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Today, the home features three centuries of artifacts, portraits, furnishings and other items.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: African-American, History, Museums & Attractions

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