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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
+1 215-574-0560
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Elfreth's Alley is our Nations oldest block. The homes are examples of how little living space our ancestors lived in and the homes have been so well preserved. It's a short stroll down a cobble stone street.

Thank dianev4422
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The architecture of these old historic homes is well worth seeing. There is a unit that can be toured, for the minimal cost of $2 per person. This is the oldest residential street in the country

Thank John V
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was neat to see actual architecture of the time that is still being inhabited. The cobblestones and courtyards made it a delight to walk around. I do wonder how families of the time (often multiple children) lived in that amount of space and were...More

Thank Laurence S
Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful street capturing the look and feel of life in the 1700's. Amazing that these residences have been occupied continuously for several hundred years! It's worth a quick peek. Please remember to respect the privacy of the residents.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're a tourist and you're in Philly, this is a must do. Heck, it's my city and I still take a detour to walk down this block. Walk slowly, observe and don't forget Bladen's court... sort of romantic too. IXI ❤️

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a part of a walking tour and Elferth's Alley was one of the stops. It's America's oldest residential street and is registered as a national historic landmark. We learned a lot being on the tour and I would assume that if you visited...More

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Philadelphia was a center of colonial history and events studied by every grammar school student. Elfreth's Alley is like walking back in history as is the entire area. Enjoy the brick work and visit the buildings. A good part of our start as a new...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy stop on walking tour. Many porches were decorated with flowers, Halloween. One window had a child's paper written on Elfreth's Alley - so sweet.

Thank Ann60878
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see, but don't go out of your way to visit. Maybe if we had a guide it would have been more useful otherwise it was "just an alley"

Thank peter7685
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elfreth's Alley is interesting - not sure kids would find it to be interested. If you go look for a small park hidden away. It has a wonderful bench and we even felt a breeze on a very hot day.

Thank luvtravel505
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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!