Twice a year the residents of Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously occupied street in the country, allow a look into their homes as a fund raiser for the Elfreth’s Alley Association. Once in the summer and once in December for Deck the Alley. Tickets are $25.
Some of the residents only open their front doors for a look inside, while others allow a walk through the first floor. The houses were built between 1720 and 1830, and consist of three floors with perilously winding staircases.
Here is a look inside the houses. I like the attitude of these first owners, which seems to be, “I live in 2018, so screw that historical crap.” Others are more into their fireplaces.
Twice after I took pictures I was told by volunteers that photos weren’t allowed, while most home owners had no problem. I can’t remember which ones those were, and I paid $25 for this post, so they’re going in.
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I love the concept of the beautifully simple, historic fireplace, with roaring flames showing on the flat screen mounted above! 😂
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