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Elfreth's Alley

126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006
+1 215-574-0560
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America's oldest residential street was built in 1702 and is now designated a National Historic Landmark.
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126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006
City Center East
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful people have taken great care in the up keep of these homes , it gives you an idea of how beautiful some areas are . Cobble stones and history , you are able to walk around some areas but it i residential .

Thank Cmg1972
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Turn a corner and you’ve entered history without the cheesiness that recreations can sometime feel. You can imagine this street as it was, but it’s evident that this residential street continues to run business as usual in a modern world. It must be an interesting...More

Thank TravelinTeresa84
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on our bike tour and it was so lovely. The doors all colored differently and the way history has been preserved made this a nice stop on our tour of old Philly

Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This alley really takes you back in history. It is the oldest street is use today. It’s a short walk for Independence hall. Don’t walk by it. Really neat.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a short street but does seem to have been frozen in time. I would recommend this as a walking destination as it is also close to other quaint streets and small shops.

Thank Ilume
Reviewed 1 week ago

This photogenic residential street - and it pays to remember that people do still live here rather than it being some open-air museum - claims to be the oldest street in the USA on which people have permanently resided. It's mostly notable though for its...More

Thank phutty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon Elfreth's Alley when it was closed for a special function, we returned the next day to walk the nation's oldest continuously inhabited residential street. The best part was a pop up museum that showcased the origins of the modern Christmas practices. The...More

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checked this spot out while visiting Philadelphia, and the wife and I really liked it. Not much to do, but the houses are beautiful and made for a nice photo spot while exploring the city.

Thank loganm512
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Elfreths Alley is a very pleasant stroll and should be a stop on your visit to Philadelphia. The alley is very small, just a minute or two’s walk, but it makes for a few good pictures. We went after it snowed and it was beautiful.

Thank EAaroundtheWorld
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We had passed by Elfreth’s Alley while in a waking tour and made a point to come back a stroll down this beautiful and historic site. There was a “pop-up” Christmas museum in one of the homes that shared the birth of what are now...More

Thank Floydova
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Barbara R
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Response from Sheridan S | Reviewed this property |
They all looked lived in to me, except a few that were for sale. It is still a great place to look around, good photo opp. Of course, be respectful of the people living there!