Cliveden, Chew House

  • Also Known As: Chew House

  • Hours: Groups: Open year round for student and adult group tours of any size
  • Phone: (215) 848-1777
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museums
  • Activity Category: Tour
  • Available for private functions



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1767/00/00 Benjamin Chew Home Cliveden is built for the Benjamin Chew family, 1763 to 1767.
1777/10/04 Charles C Pinckney Patriot Colonel Battle of Germantown
1777/10/04 Sir William Howe British Commander Battle of Germantown
1777/10/04 William Alexander American Commander Battle of Germantown
1777/10/04 George Weedon American Commander George Weedon serves at the Battle of Germantown Battle of Germantown
1777/10/04 Maj Gen Nathanael Greene American Commander Battle of Germantown
1777/10/04 George Washington American Commander in Chief Battle of Germantown
1777/10/04 Charles Cornwallis British Commander Battle of Germantown
1777/10/04 John Sullivan American Commender Battle of Germantown
1777/10/04 MAJ James Witherspoon Died Patriot Major James Witherspoon is killed at Germantown, buried at St Michael's Church 6671 Germantown Ave Battle of Germantown
1810/01/20 Benjamin Chew Died After an long illness, Benjamin Chew dies at Cliveden. He is buried at St Peter's Churchyard, Philadelphia.
1810/02/00 Benjamin Chew Jr Life After his father's death Benjamin Jr takes primary control of the Chew family's business interests and the managing of the financial and legal affairs of his three unwed sisters, Henrietta, Maria, and Catherine.
1814/00/00 Harriet Chew Carroll Owner With Carroll of Homewood becoming an alcoholic, Harriet and her children move back to her father's house in Philadelphia.
1822/07/25 James Murray Mason Groom Eliza Margaretta Chew marries James Murray Mason.
1825/07/20 Marquis de Lafayette Guest of Honor Lafayette visits Germantown, Philadelphia Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1855/00/00 Anne Sophia Penn Chew Home Anne a devoted daughter, cares for her parents in their later years, becoming the caretaker of the Cliveden property after her mother's death in 1855.

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Particulars for Cliveden, Chew House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000677
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Georgian
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1763, 1764, 1777
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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Activity Category Tour

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