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Charleston, SC
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"interesting history"
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"pleasant walk"
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"walking tour"
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"cobblestone"
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"brick"
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Hannah R
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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

1  Thank Bill E
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

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

1  Thank LUCKY J
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

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. Wonderful.

Thank LiciaW
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

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.

Thank Dreyfus01
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Don’t go out of your way but if you are in the area, it’s worth walking through fir a picture and then see the old historic buildings and courtyards.

Thank Shelliu
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

One of many interesting and nice alley ways to see in Charleston. We heard the history if the place on our carriage ride, and came upon it while exploring. Quick and good

Thank rbross50
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful alley! The history is quite interesting. Definitely see this landmark. We enjoyed it when taking our walking tour.

Thank Plc7
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Worth a walk to enjoy the old cobblestone and brick and trees in this old alley way. A quick little walk while walking to church street. Does not take long to enjoy, but demonstrates the old architecture of Charleston.

Thank Allisonspring
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

One of several little alleys in Charlestown. Alley itself is ok, some quaint areas, some with recycling bins out back. History is interesting though, as it's also known as blood alley where they use to have pistol duels in the 1800s (learned that while in...More

Thank CDNFamilyTravellers
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