Cliveden of the National Trust is an eighteenth-century historic house and the site of the 1777 Battle of Germantown. A National Historic Landmark, the site includes two historic properties on over five acres of green space in Philadelphia's Historic Germantown. Cliveden preserves and interprets over 200 years of American history through the lives of the Chew Family and their staff, both enslaved and in service, and it offers programming for children and adults to connect the past and the present.
Cliveden, an 18th-century historic site once owned by the Chew family, envisioned new interpretive strategies, testing of new interactive exhibitions, revised guide training, and an extended series of programs and events. These projects, which were all based on the history of enslavement at the site, were designed to engage with Cliveden's surrounding communities, especially African-Americans, in Germantown and North Philadelphia. The project team included historians, a psychologist, filmmakers, a storyteller, community members, and representatives from reparations groups.