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Cliveden

 
 
Cliveden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 11, 2008
1. Cliveden Marker
Inscription.
Country House of Benjamin Chew.
Built 1763 – 1767.
Site of the Battle of Germantown
Oct. 4, 1777

A Co-Stewardship Property of The National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Open to the public
Thurs – Sat 12 PM to 4 PM
Sun 12PM to 4 PM

Tour begins at the barn

 
Location. 40° 2.887′ N, 75° 10.896′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on E Cliveden Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Witness Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Side of the Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Delaware Regiment (about 600 feet away); Battle of Germantown (about 600 feet away); Upsala (about 700 feet away); Germantown Meetinghouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers of the War of 1812 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers Buried Here (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Cliveden. Cliveden of the National
Cliveden image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 11, 2008
2. Cliveden
The October 4, 1777 Battle of Germantown was George Washington's only attempt to expel the British from Philadelphia.
Trust. A historic Site in Philadelphia. (Submitted on April 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777 at Germantown, Pennsylvania. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on April 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Chew House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 11, 2008
3. Chew House
During the Battle of Germantown, Some British soldiers took refuge in this house. American troops assaulted the house over 30 minutes before calling off the attack. The delay cost the American Army the element of surprise.
Battle Damage image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 11, 2008
4. Battle Damage
The house still bears scars from the October 4, 1777 battle. 50 Americans were killed attacking the Chew House.
Cliveden Barn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 11, 2008
5. Cliveden Barn
The marker is located near the Cliveden barn.
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 11, 2008
6. National Historic Landmark Marker
This marker is located in the Cliveden Visitor Center

Chew House “Cliveden”
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark
Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1962
Battle of Germantown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
7. Battle of Germantown
American forces attach Cliveden during the Battle of Germantown reenactment.
 
 
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