Fete Day
Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Fete Day

Spend the afternoon on the the nation’s oldest residential street during our annual Fete Day celebration. Get a rare glimpse into many of the 18th-century private homes of residents while enjoying crafts, music and colonial games. Take an 18th century family photo on the alley. 

Dating back to the 1930s, this traditional celebration is the only opportunity of the season for visitors to actually step into the private homes of Elfreth’s Alley and discover how generation after generation have continued to preserve, alter and add to these historic structures.

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Deck the Alley
Dec
7
3:00 PM15:00

Deck the Alley

Tour the private homes of residents living on Elfreth's Alley to discover what it's like to live in homes built in the 1700 & 1800's. Don't miss this opportunity to get in the holiday spirit and let Elfreth's Alley become a part of your holiday traditions.

Deck the Alley marks one of only two times residents open their homes to the visitors of our historic street. Tickets also include entry to our Making Christmas exhibit.

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Making Christmas
Dec
22
to Dec 30

Making Christmas

Join us for our pop up exhibit, “Making Christmas” that takes visitors through a historic tour of German American Christmases past, and the influence they had on modern day American Christmas.

In the 1700s, the majority of colonists did not celebrate Christmas. This changed after they experienced the German traditions of Santa Claus and the Christmas tree. Soon Christmas cookies, toys and the influence of retail all became a part of the celebration. By 1870 Christmas was Established as a National Holiday.

Open to the Public Saturday and Sunday, Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve 12-4 pm. Admission $5

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Elfreth's Alley & Fireman's Hall Museum
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Elfreth's Alley & Fireman's Hall Museum

The Elfreth's Alley Association and the Fireman's Hall Museum will be partnering for an event on October 13th for families to enjoy. 

This Free event will give visitors an opportunity to experience what it meant to live in Philadelphia during the 18th century and how our early ancestors tried to prevent fires and how they handled them when they occurred. The day will consist of free admission to the Elfreth’s Alley House Museum and opportunities to try on colonial clothing and take photos.

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Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House
Oct
5
to Oct 13

Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House

The first annual Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House will take place inside the museum itself. As a part of Design Philadelphia, the local design studio 36 Craven will transform this Georgian 'city house' on America's oldest residence street into a 21st century home. Special design partners include Milleseme and The Clay Studio. 

The show runs Friday thru Sunday, October 5 to October 21. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the Elfreth's Alley Assocation -- a non-profit organization committed to the protection & preservation of this National Historic Landmark. Refreshments will be served. 

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Sip & Stroll History First Friday - FREE
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Sip & Stroll History First Friday - FREE

Sip & Stroll History is an opportunity to visit the Elfreth’s House Museum with free admission and learn Bits of American Social History and perhaps engage in a liquid refreshment in a relaxed atmosphere during Old City District’s First Fridays. This event is from 5pm to 8pm and again admission to the event is free.

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