In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, The Johnson House Historic Site will be closed to the public until further notice
Johnson House will continue to closely monitor the recommendations and
instructions from the agencies of the Commonwealth, City, and Federal
government, including the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health
and Mayor Kenney’s office.
Johnson House is doing its best to keep the safety of our staff and
community uppermost in our minds. We also understand that we must do our
part to proceed responsibly during a situation that is ever-evolving.
In light of the growing concerns Johnson House will take the following
§ Suspend public programming events until further notice.
§ Suspend History Hunters Youth Reporter public school classroom field
trips through Spring Break. Trips will resume on Monday April 13th unless
We will monitor and reevaluate this situation regularly and communicate
updates as quickly as we can. We will update our website and social media
channels with information as we have it.
Please be safe!
Join Us For The Northwest Germantown Book Club Gathering
First Friday of Each Month
6pm at The Johnson House! (Postponed Until Further Notice)
Due to current State and Local restrictions, all events listed below are tentative. Please check back periodically.
20th Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival – Celebrate Juneteenth, the passage and ratification of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution that commemorates the end of slavery. Features all day family oriented activities: panel discussion on social issue, reenactments, food trucks, performance arts, exhibits, vendor marketplace, resource tables, and guided tours. 12pm – 7 pm FREE!
4th Welcome America: Ring out Freedom and Independence in Germantown, Celebrate independence with prominent historic sites: Cliveden; Concord School House; and Johnson House. Features reenactments, Bell Ringing, guided tours. 11am – 4pm FREE !
3rd Revolutionary Germantown Festival – The 1777 Battle of Germantown is reenacted throughout the day and features family friendly activities. Tour the Johnson House to learn about the roles that African Americans played in the battle, the abolition movement, and brave freedom seekers aided by a family of Quakers. 10 am – 4 pm FREE!
10th Holiday Carol Sing & Food Basket Give-a-way – No musical expertise required! Lend your voice as we stroll along the Avenue singing holiday carols with neighbors. After caroling, embrace the joy of the season as we distribute food baskets to area families in need. Johnson House hosts this gathering so stop by and enjoy hot apple cider and cookies after the stroll! 4 – 6pm FREE !