May 30, 2018
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.
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.
Saturday, June 2
1-5 p.m. | $10-$60 tickets
124-126 Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106