Germantown is a neighborhood in the Northwest section of the city of Philadelphia. The neighborhood is rich in historic sites and buildings from the colonial era. The urban village of Historic Germantown was not only the first German settlement in the “New World,” but also the site of the first written protest against slavery, the setting for the Battle of Germantown, the nation’s first commuter suburb, and an area served by one of the nation’s first railroads. Today, this district of Philadelphia has several historic mansions and houses open to the public, including Cliveden, the Deshler-Morris House, the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, Upsala and more. Courtesy of VisitPA.com.