1. Black Writer's MuseumAs the only museum of its kind in America, the BWM provides exhibits of classic and contemporary Black Literature and its authors, exposing visitors to generations of history as written by some of America's most prominent literary composers.
During the Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1793, President George Washington and his cabinet moved to Germantown.
The first written protest against slavery was written in 1688 at the corner of Germantown Ave & Wister St.
Pioneering free jazz musician Sun Ra moved his band The Arkestra from New York City to Germantown in 1968 and never left.
Germantown Avenue, also known as "The Great Road," follows an Indian path from the Delaware River.
Germantown was an independent municipality until 1854, when it became part of the City of Philadelphia.
Germantown Avenue is part of the Colonial Germantown National Historic District, the longest National Historic District in the U.S.