Elfreth's Alley
Elfreth's Alley
4.5
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
America's oldest residential street was built in 1702 and is now designated a National Historic Landmark.
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Address
Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 2nd St • 5 min walk
  • 5th St • 8 min walk
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  • Connie C
    Dallas, Texas784 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stroll through history.
    Museum wasn’t open however the street was! Lovely houses, some still lived in! Some of the flags are in need of being replaced, maybe it’s time for a fund raiser! Glad we walked it to see what it was like back in the day.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 August 2023
  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, United Kingdom1,350 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit if you are in the area
    We were told about this place by a resident who happened to be at our bus stop earlier in the day. It’s worth a wander if you are in the area. It’s hard for us to be too enthusiastic about a street and housing that is historical in the USA but is slightly part of the norm back home. Notwithstanding I applaud the residents who have ensured this area is preserved to retain its historical significance
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Love222trav
    124 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick and unique!
    Worth a quick stop. Very neat place and people do actually live there. It felt surreal when a man walked out of his house while we were admiring it, does not take long at all and this is free. Ver close to Betsy Ross’s house and grave and Benjamin Franklin’s grave.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 March 2024
  • packedandready2go
    963 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A worthwhile stop for story buffs.
    The oldest residential street in the United States is worth a visit for those interested in history. It gives you a good idea of how people lived in the early 1700s. It helps to have a guide or at least a good guide book during your visit.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 April 2024
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packedandready2go
California963 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The oldest residential street in the United States is worth a visit for those interested in history. It gives you a good idea of how people lived in the early 1700s. It helps to have a guide or at least a good guide book during your visit.
Written 19 April 2024
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Linda M
Lufkin, TX104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Loved this. Historical street. And people still live in these homes. Some had cellar doors. Just very interesting piece of our past.
Written 29 March 2024
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Love222trav
124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Worth a quick stop. Very neat place and people do actually live there. It felt surreal when a man walked out of his house while we were admiring it, does not take long at all and this is free. Ver close to Betsy Ross’s house and grave and Benjamin Franklin’s grave.
Written 25 March 2024
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK4,426 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The street is central so easy to find and was worth a visit. It is a small street and alleyway with all but 2 of the houses being privately owned so there are signs up asking people to basically behave and respect the people and homes. We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on the street when we visited so got some lovely unobstructed photos and it was very interesting to see being one of the oldest residential street in the US.
Written 24 January 2024
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Laura S
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Incredible to walk among such historical buildings and to know that people still use them as residences today. Beautiful.
Written 11 October 2023
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK1,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We were told about this place by a resident who happened to be at our bus stop earlier in the day. It’s worth a wander if you are in the area. It’s hard for us to be too enthusiastic about a street and housing that is historical in the USA but is slightly part of the norm back home.
Notwithstanding I applaud the residents who have ensured this area is preserved to retain its historical significance
Written 25 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Connie C
Dallas, TX784 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Museum wasn’t open however the street was! Lovely houses, some still lived in! Some of the flags are in need of being replaced, maybe it’s time for a fund raiser! Glad we walked it to see what it was like back in the day.
Written 28 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mrs_un0
Philadelphia, PA423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Beautiful architecture and history on this tiny street. You really feel transported back to a simpler time.
Written 25 August 2023
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ELKW
United States11,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
it's a beautiful little street, with colorful building, it's a national historic landmark, love it, however, the museum is not open when we came there, otherwise, we would like to go into the museum to take a look
Written 7 July 2023
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Mike H
Saint Louis, MO307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The houses here are really neat to see and it is worth your time to walk through the neighborhood and step back into history.
Written 26 June 2023
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