For eighty-six years, residents of Elfreth’s Alley have opened their doors to the public for one afternoon (nearly) every summer. That day, which has come to be known as Fete Day, is a fundraiser for the Elfreth’s Alley Association which has worked to protect the street since 1934 and operated a museum on the alley since 1963.
This summer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elfreth’s Alley Association is cancelling Fete Day; the safety of our neighbors and patrons is our highest priority. We are so sorry to make this difficult decision. Those who have purchased tickets already can receive a refund or consider part or all of their purchase a donation and take advantage of Section 2204 of the recently signed CARES Act, which will allow above-the-line deductions of charitable giving (up to $300) this year.
Thank you for your support of our museum and this historic street. Take care of yourselves, your families, and your neighbors, and we will hope to see you on Elfreth’s Alley sometime soon.