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Visit the Johnson House, located at 6306 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144, is easily accessible by public transportation. The SEPTA bus #23 stops right at our corner.

Explore the lives of men and women – black and white, free and enslaved who labored for the freedom of their fellow man; intentionally breaking unjust laws in the process.

Trace the paths enslaved Africans traveled to obtain their freedom. Try to grasp their struggles to be accepted as full human beings, and citizens.

Journey through history and become inspired as you envision the circumstances of a bygone era. Imagine the heroes that shaped these times. Reclaim the past and embrace the knowledge you’ve gathered; then allow this new awareness to guide you into the future.


Tour Information


Beginning Saturday, September 12th, Johnson House will open for limited Saturday tours (five or less) by appointment only.  Due to Covid-19, this is subject to change at any time.  To schedule an appointment click contact us at:  (215) 438-1768, or email us at

  • Open to the public for limited walk-in tours
  • School groups will not be scheduled at this time.
  • Interpreter led tours: 45 minutes – 1 hour; customization available upon request
  • Group tours:  Maximum 5 people


Museum Tour Hours and  Admission Fees

Museum Tour Days and Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (by appointment only with 2 weeks notice)
  • Thursday, Friday  Walk-in Tour Days: February 7th,  June 7th, September 5th, & November 29th…10 am to 4 pm  ( 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm (last tour)
  • Saturday Tours12:15 pm  1:15 pm  2:15 pm  3:15 pm

Face masks or coverings are required.


Admission Fees

Adults:   $10.00

Seniors: (55+):  $7.00

Children: (12 & under):  $4.00


School Admission Fees

Chaperone:   $5.00

Students:   $4.00

Teacher: 1 FREE per group

Jazz in the Garden, Annual Event

Jazz in the Garden, Annual Event

Small Meeting Room and Facility Rentals

Impart a bit of history during your next business meeting, workshop, or community session; evoke the celebratory spirit of freedom during an upcoming birthday party, reception, or luncheon at the Johnson House. It’s the perfect location for gatherings of all kinds. Use the charming historic rooms, our lovely lawn, or both for your next meeting or event.


Directions and Parking



  • Metered street parking available on Germantown Avenue
  • Free street parking  available on East and West Washington Lane (along the side of our site)