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The history behind Philadelphia Alley is very exciting. The alleyway itself is gorgeous and tucked away amongst beautiful architecture in a historic area of Charleston. Since it’s already situated in an area you must explore, I highly recommend Philadelphia Alley.
It's a LOOOOOOONG alley. Lots of brick. Some plants and trees. The only splash of color were the flags that were displayed along the walk. It's not like Elferths Alley in Philly if that's what you're expecting. If you pass it in your travels, take...More
Philadelphia Alley is hidden walkway that cuts across the middle of the French Quarter in Downtown Charleston. A unique and spooky alleyway. Beware of the ghost cat Daisy Mae that roams the alleyway after dark and who is known to bump into your legs with...More
We found some info on the internet about a self guided tour of Charleston's Alley.
We followed this and it was great - of course it included the famous Philadelphia Alley. A lovely walk, cutting through alleys, passing churches and very old houses.
Thanks to the generosity of the city of Philadelphia this walkway was rebuilt in 1766 as an act of kindness after it fell into disrepair. This is on the secret passageways tour and a delightful reminder of urban design of the period.