Learn Something New Right From Home

After months of being stuck inside your The Isle  apartment, you’re likely itching to get out and about and see all that the city has to offer: restaurants, bars, clubs, art galleries and museums. As the city slowly gets back to normal, it may still be some time until we can all flock to our favorite hot spots—but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some Philly arts and culture right from the comfort of your home.

Many of the city’s most famous museums have turned virtual, welcoming visitors through their digital doors to learn something new—and what better way to pass the time than by opening up your mind and getting energized about all the great venues you’re going to visit once the city is back up and running? One such spot is Historic Germantown, 10 minutes from your The Isle apartment. Germantown is a collection of 18 houses and museums that hold an important place in Philadelphia, and even national, history: The neighborhood was the site of a battle of the Revolutionary War, is where the first protest against slavery was planned and is home to one of the only Underground Railroad stops still standing in the country. And much of that history is coming to life online now.

Historic Germantown has taken to social media to invite visitors into its historic sites. Several times a day, the organization shares informative and engaging content about each of its homes and museums. You can hop onto live Zoom tours of some of the mansions, see photos of historic artifacts, meet some of the historians keeping the properties operating and see lots of colorful photos and videos of Germantown’s beautiful gardens.

So pop open the laptop, put in some headphones and get ready to learn something new, without leaving your couch!

Historic Germantown

6401 Germantown Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19144