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Germantown, in the NW section of Philadelphia, is just a 7 mile distance (15 minutes by car) from the Center City Historic District and Convention Center. But Germantown is a historic place in its own right, founded in 1684, just 2 years after William Penn settled Philadelphia in 1682. Called "History's Backyard", the area was settled by Quakers, Mennonites, and many other immigrants searching for religious freedoms. A beautiful area of hilly farmland fed by many streams, it is the site of large summer homes for many of the 18th century's most affluent and important colonialists. In the 19th century, it was the center of Abolitionist activity, with the Underground Railroad a significant activity at the present site of Burbridge Street. A part of the Tulpehocken Station Historic District, Burbridge Street became the focus of new homes for the captains of industry at the turn of the 20th century (1906).

Today you can visit the site and watch the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Germantown at "Cliveden", a National Trust Historic House, a few minutes' walk from the B&B. There are over a dozen other important Colonial sites you can tour, like George Washington's "Summer White House", used during the 1790's when Philadelphia was the Nation's Capitol. Within walking distance of the B&B are biking and walking trails in the Wissahickon Creek Park, that stretch continuously for 14+ miles through lovely parkland in the NW. Quaint and unique shops, and wonderful restaurants are within a 10 minute ride in the NW's Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill adjacent neighborhoods. Come enjoy some of the best of Philly's 40 neighborhoods in our "History's Backyard" -- just a short ride from the Historic District tourist attractions of Center City. Good public transportation to all the historic sites is just a 10 minutes walk from the B&B, so you can leave your car at home.

Policies of Burbridge Street Bed and Breakfast

No Minimum Stay generally is required, except as noted for holiday periods, and special weekends, or high volume convention periods, when minimum stays are specified on the booking page.
No smoking or alcohol consumption is allowed on the premises.
Pets - The innkeeper has 2 pet cats on the premises, so no additional guest pets are allowed. Those potential guests with allergies to cats should look to stay elsewhere.
Children - Accommodations are not suitable for children, so families traveling with small children should look elsewhere.
Deposits Required - Minimum 1 night's deposit is requested, except during convention periods, which must be pre-paid in full.
Arrival time - Guests must notify the Innkeeper of the approximate arrival time (a 2 hour time frame), 2 days prior to arrival date, unless you want only the cats to welcome you when you arrive....
Cancellations - Cancellations made at least 5 days prior to the start of the reserved dates will be refunded their deposit. Large convention reservations: deposits will be refundable up to 2 weeks in advance. Non-convention reservations cancelled less than 5 days in advance will have 1night's lodging charged, except that cancellations made 3 days or less is non-refundable in total, and will be charged the full amount of booking, as though the guest had stayed.
Discounts Available:
     10% off weekly stay (minimum 7 night stay)
     15% off monthly stay (minimum 30 night stay)


Call to request more information today: (215) 843-0886
Burbridge Street Bed and Breakfast • 6324 Burbridge Street • Philadelphia, PA 19144
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Marney Hague, Proprietor
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