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
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.
smoking or alcohol consumption is allowed on the premises.
- 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.
- Accommodations are not suitable for children, so families
traveling with small children should look elsewhere.
Required - Minimum 1 night's deposit is requested, except
during convention periods, which must be pre-paid in full.
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
- 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.
10% off weekly stay
(minimum 7 night stay)
15% off monthly stay (minimum 30
Call to request more information today: (215) 843-0886
Burbridge Street Bed and
Breakfast • 6324 Burbridge Street • Philadelphia,