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Cliveden, a mansion also referred to as the Chew House, was built north of Philadelphia in the 1760’s as a summer home for Benjamin Chew Sr. It was the scene of intense fighting during the Battle of Germantown in October 1877. Seven generations of Chew’s subsequently resided here until 1972. (c1790) Full Size
In 1966 the mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark. It 1972 the family transferred the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The mansion is now home to a museum which preserves its rich history. (c2005) Full Size