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Elfreth's Alley Fete Day in Philadelphia

Built in the early 1700s, Elfreth Alley in Philadelphia is a National Historic Landmark and the nation's oldest residential street. By the mid-18th century, one Jeremiah Elfreth (after whom the alley is named) was the largest property owner in the area and rented out many of his properties to sea captains, furniture makers, pewter smiths and artisans who all left their mark on the area. By the time of the industrial boom in the 1900s, the alley was home to labourers, factory hands and other workers. The street thus boasts some interesting architecture and is a living testament to over 300 years of history. Each year on Fete Day, the private residences are open to the public to look around and get a real sense of what life was like for the early residents of Elfreth Alley. A cast of costumed soldiers, workers, lords and serving wenches help to bring the past to life at this fun and informative event
Venue:
Elfreth's Alley. 126 Elfreth's Alley PA 19106
Dates:
2008-06-01 -to- 2008-06-30
Frequency:
Annual | TBC. Usually one Sat in early Jun
Hours: TBC
Usually 1200–1700
Price:
TBC. 2007 prices: Adults US$10; children (aged 6–18) US$5; children under 6 free
Directions:
Elfreth’s Alley is on 2nd Street between Race and Arc Subway
Organiser:
Elfreth's Alley
Phone:
+1 (215) 574 0560
Email:
elfreth@netzero.net

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