Frequently Asked Questions

Top FAQs

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets are available online at our Tickets page. Tickets will be sold at Admissions on the day of the event, but the ticket price is $10 higher. Picnics will not be sold the day of the event. Picnics are available with select tickets which must be purchased before the event.

What happens if it rains?

Most of the entertainment takes place on the grounds of the Glen Foerd estate, so inclement weather is always a possibility. We do the best we can to prepare, but if the forecast calls for rain or high winds on Saturday, we will postpone the event until our rain-date on Sunday. We will contact ticketholders via email and via our social networks if the event is being postponed. This decision is made at noon the day before the event. Please note, all ticket sales are final.

what is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. But take heart, event proceeds support Glen Foerd's environmental education programs.


No, but you can order a delicious picnic or bring your own food. Picnics are included in select tickets. Picnics include a signature Deco tote bag with picnic blanket. A vegetarian option is available. Picnics will not be sold the day of the event.

Do I need to dress up?

Attire from the 1920s - 1930s is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory. Vendors will be on site to help you complete your outfit.


Photo ID is required for those 21 and older. A wristband provided at Admissions will allow you to purchase alcoholic beverages.


Yes, or a digital ticket.

What can I bring?

Can I bring food?

Absolutely! Picnics on the lawn are encouraged. Remember to bring a blanket! Just keep the grill at home, okay? If you prefer to travel light, tickets which include picnics are available.

Can I bring wine, liquor, beer, or other alcohol to the event?

No outside alcohol is permitted during Deco on the Delaware. There will be plenty of great beverages, including water and non-alcoholic drinks, sold at the event!  There is a bag check at admissions and all weapons will be held at the Front Gate Information Booth until you are ready to exit or until 5:20pm.


If you absolutely must bring Fido, park rules require all dogs to be leashed and well-behaved.

Travel FAQs

How do I get to Glen Foerd on the Delaware?

Directions, transportation options, and parking information can be found on our Getting Here page. The front gate is located across the street from 5051 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114.


Is there parking available?

For the safety of our guests, the estate will be closed to all traffic during the event. Guests are strongly encouraged to ride-share or take public transportation. The closest parking lot is at SEPTA's Torresdale Train Station located at 9648 James Street Philadelphia, PA 19114.  It is two blocks from the front gate down Grant Avenue. Please plan accordingly. Street parking in the surrounding neighborhood will be reserved for residents-only on the day of the event.

Is the event wheelchair accessible?

The property is wheelchair accessible, however no cars will be allowed on the grounds of Glen Foerd the day of the event. There is a handicap drop-off point before reaching the front gate at 5051 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114. Participants requiring assistance may be dropped off here, but all cars will need to be parked at the SEPTA lot noted above or at the Nazareth Academy Grade School.

A wheel chair lift is available to access the front porch of the mansion. There is a small step at all entrances into the mansion. The bathroom on the first floor of the mansion does not accommodate wheelchairs or walkers.

Please note: Deco on the Delaware spreads across the lawn areas of the Glen Foerd estate, so please plan accordingly if you require an assistive device.

General FAQs

What is this event for?

Deco on the Delaware is a non-profit fundraiser created by Glen Foerd Conservation Corp's in support of Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Philadelphia's last riverfront estate still open to the public. The proceeds from this fundraiser support Glen Foerd's environmental education programs. Learn more about Glen Foerd and Deco on the Delaware on our Glen Foerd pages.

Who attends the event?

Everyone! Deco on the Delaware is an immersive 1920s event designed to be fun for adults and children.

Is there seating?

We encourage a picnic atmosphere, so please bring your picnic blanket and enjoy an afternoon of lounging on Glen Foerd’s beautiful grounds. Chairs are permitted. 

How can I get involved?

Please contact us via our Join pages if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, sponsor, entertainer, or vendor.


Email, or call 215-632-5330.

Press Inquires

Please contact our Executive Director, Meg Sharp Walton at with all press inquiries related to Glen Foerd or Deco on the Delaware.