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Germantown Historical Society Museum
5501 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144-2225 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 215-844-0514
Fax: 215-844-2831
The museum and library collections of the Germantown Historical Society total more than 50,000 objects, documents and photographs. High style and everyday furniture from 17th century German trunks to Colonial highboys and tall case clocks, Victorian chairs and Peale paintings to 20th century Colonial Revival secretaries are on display in the main gallery. Behind-the-scenes visitors can arrange to see spinning wheels, sausage grinders, and a 19th century mousetrap. Chinese export and Tucker china, fireplace tools, screens and backs, lighting fixtures and a copper bathtub are also part of this extensive collection. Hours are Tues. and Thurs. from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. from 1 - 5 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children. G.H.S. members receive free admission to the museum. For more information, call (voice) 215-844-0514 or (voice) 215-844-2831.
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