Sunday, November 16, 2014

Deck the Alley 2014

It’s that time of year again: time for Deck the Alley!  On Saturday, December 6th from 3-7pm,
visitors are invited to tour the first floors of the homes of participating residents.  Every year the residents of Elfreth’s Alley generously open up their private homes for this holiday event.  This is your chance to get a peak inside the beautiful, historic houses along the Alley!  The event also includes other fun and festive activities including holiday carolers, carriage rides, book signings, refreshments, and more.  Further details about the event are available on the Elfreth’s Alley Website. Tickets are available for purchase in advance online through Ticket Leap or at the at the concierge desk at the Independence Visitor Center. (Ticket Leap charges a small surcharge for purchasing online, but there is no surcharge if you buy tickets at the Visitor Center.)

Despite soggy conditions and quite a bit of rain, Deck the Alley was a great success! The event boasted unprecedented presale tickets and crowds of visitors got to see the interiors of several homes on the Alley. Everyone enjoyed themselves and indulged in seasonal refreshments while listening to carolers. I set up a small display of archaeology artifacts in the Museum’s courtyard highlighting the evolution of the properties at 124 and 126 Elfreth’s Alley. It was a great event, and I enjoyed talking to visitors about the archaeology!

Carolers in next to the archaeology display

A wet but beautiful night for Deck the Alley