Northwest Philadelphia’s signature free fall festival returns Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine!

 A tradition since 1927, the Revolutionary Germantown Festival takes visitors on a journey to the fall of 1777 when Philadelphia—then the nation’s capital—and Germantown were occupied by British forces and The Battle of Germantown, which took place on October 4, 1777.  The story of the Battle of Germantown is displayed through hundreds of re-enactors from around the country, professional interpreters, and narration by author Tom McGuire. Additionally, families can tour Cliveden, the Deshler-Morris House, and other sites in Historic Germantown to learn how the battle affected local citizens. Children’s activities provided by the sites of Historic Germantown, Sutlers, and local food vendors will also be available.

After the festival, travel down Germantown Avenue to Historic Grumblethorpe for Oktoberfest in Revolutionary Germantown for food, live music from around the world, and more from 4 PM to 8 PM!

For more information about the festival, visit

NB: Cliveden's grounds, Carriage House, and first floor of the Main House are wheelchair accessible. We recommend visitors wear sunscreen and bug spray as the festivities are all outdoors. We also recommend wearing ear plugs during the two re-enactments for auditory protection. 


  • Occurred Saturday, October 5th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Cliveden of the National Trust

6401 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144


Jocelyn Rouse
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