Elfreth's Alley Day: A Neighborhood Fete

Elfreth's Alley Day: A Neighborhood Fete

On June 1, 2024, the Elfreth’s Alley Association will hold its annual neighborhood celebration, Elfreth's Alley Day: A Neighborhood Fete. This event, which dates back to 1934 (90 years!), is when residents of Elfreth’s Alley open their doors to allow visitors a glimpse of 21st century life in these 18th- and 19th-century houses. Discover how generation after generation have continued to preserve, alter and add to these historic structures.

There will be entertainment and history aplenty to enjoy as you walk by/inside the homes on the street. This year we will welcome musical groups, reenactors, historians, vendors, and artisan crafters to share their passion of the Alley with guests! We are so excited to welcome you to the Alley this summer!

This event is a fundraiser for the Elfreth's Alley Association, which works to preserve this historic street and tell the stories of this place through the Elfreth's Alley Museum (at houses #124 and #126) and events throughout the year. There are a variety of ways to support our organization, including volunteering at events and in the museum, shopping in our gift shop, and donating if you can. Find more information about the street's history and ways to support our work at https://www.elfrethsalley.org.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How does the event work?

Only ticket holders are allowed onto the Alley during the event. Tickets can be purchased for one of two time slots. 1:00-3:00 or 3:00-5:00. Once you enter the event you can take your time and see the houses at your leisure, no one will boot you out when the time slot is over. 

Do I have to see the houses in a particular order?

Not at all! Once you enter the Alley you can visit them in whatever order you want. (Pro Tip: Head to the east end of the Alley, it is usually less crowded.)

Do I have to leave at a certain time?

Nope! You can take your time once you are in. The time slots are to space out entry.

Can I buy tickets in-person at the event?

Yes, you can. You can pay cash at the entrance or use a credit card. But if you purchase your tickets ahead of time at the link above you can cruise past the purchase line and just show your QR code to gain quicker entry.