Cliveden - Benjamin Chew House

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Lurking about this historic house are said to be several ghostly Continental soldiers and a headless elderly woman, whose head was severed by one of the soldiers. The headless woman has been seen apparently searching for her lost head.

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6401 Germantown Avenue
Germantown PA
United States

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40.04802090225063, -75.1812972128937
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Nearest Towns:
Wyndmoor, PA (2.3 mi.)
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Flourtown, PA (4.2 mi.)
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Oreland, PA (4.9 mi.)
Narberth, PA (5.0 mi.)
Rockledge, PA (5.4 mi.)


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  1. I’ve been a regular member of the re-enactments of the battle of Germantown for the last 20 years and heard NO such stories of hauntings. Certainly not of any woman or any civilians being killed in the battle. As for dead colonials, there is a legend of 1 down the street where they were buried. but not in the house itself.

  2. My mother lived there when she was younger and never encountered any of this. She does have stories but none of them with ghosts.

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