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May 30, 2018

Tour historic houses on Elfreth's Alley during Fete Day

Spend the afternoon on the nation's oldest residential street

Family-Friendly Elfreth's Alley
Elfreth's Alley Fete Day C. Ridgeway/Visit Philadelphia™

A family spends the day outside in Elfreth's Alley.

Twenty private homes on Elfreth's Alley, the nation's oldest residential street, will open their doors to visitors during Fete Day on Saturday, June 2.

It's an opportunity to see how the late 18th-century and early 19th-century houses have been preserved and changed.

For more than 75 years, Fete Day has been a June tradition.


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The two museum houses will also be open to visitors interested in the history of Elfreth's Alley.

There will also be storytellers, colonial weavers and silversmithing demonstrations, an opportunity to dress up in colonial outfits, live music and a special appearance by Benjamin Franklin. 

New for 2018, a marketplace will be set up in the Alley. Vendors include Millisime, Momo's Tree House, Center for Art in Wood, The Clay Studio and 36 Craven.

To eat, there will be cheesesteaks from Campos and ice cream from Bassetts for sale, as well as free popcorn. Adults can also enjoy beer from Saint Benjamin Brewing Co.

Tickets for Fete Day are $10 for children and $25 for adults. Families also have the option to purchase a group ticket for $60.


2018 Fete Day

Saturday, June 2
1-5 p.m. | $10-$60 tickets
Elfreth's Alley
124-126 Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106