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June 3, 2013

Fete Day, The Annual Open House Festival, Returns To Elfreth’s Alley, Saturday, June 8

Explore Elfreth's Alley at its annual Fete Day open house, this Saturday, June 8. (Photo by E. Savaria for GPTMC)

Elfreth’s Alley, America’s oldest continuously residential street, is located right in the midst of Old City.

While it sees its fair share of foot traffic each day, guests of the historic street hardly ever have the opportunity to discover the homes of the 60 residents.

On just a few select days of the year, the homes of Elfreth’s Alley open their doors to guests for Fete Day, an annual open house celebration.

This Saturday, June 8, from noon to 5 p.m., a dozen of the street’s residents will give guests a look into their homes for a peek at the modern updates, or historic preservation, that have occurred in each.

Colonial-era music, games, prizes, stories, scavenger hunts and food will fill the Old City street.

Tickets are available online. Families, take note; families with two adults and two or more children receive a special ticket discount of $55 per family. Otherwise, tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.

Take part in a tradition that began in the 1930s for an exclusive look at one of Philadelphia’s most sought-after streets.

Elfreth’s Alley’s Fete Day
When: Saturday, June 8, noon-5 p.m.
Where: Elfreth’s Alley (between Second and Front Streets, North of Arch Street)
Cost: Adults $20, Students $10, Families $55
More info: www.elfrethsalley.org

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