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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006
City Center East
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

I visited Elfreth's Alley in February 2017. It is bit out of the way on 2nd Street past Race Street. I think it is worth a very quick visit. Walk here for 5-10 minutes and take some photos. But if you are pressed for time...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A great depiction of what early 18th Century America looked like. The street is narrow but meticulously maintained. Take the time to go through the one small alley and visit the donut shop there, the donuts were delicious.

Thank Andres72423
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I wished I owned a home on the block. It is just so darn cute. If your into history, and vintage homes this is the place to visit. The homes provide great photo ops.

Thank mighty20782016
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is one of the oldest continually lived on streets. It is best to find a nearby parking spot and walk here. The alley is well maintained and gives you a taste of what the rest of the city might have looked like back in...More

Thank jediknight101
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Its a lovely place, but it really isn't anything special. If you're from England there is a town near you that's the same!!

Thank Lysander222
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Went down this street during a trip to Philadelphia. Hard to park around there, there is a parking lot not far away, or you can try your luck with metered parking like we did. It is a lovely street, with beautiful architecture that dates back...More

Thank shel29Brooklyn
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is lovely and worth seeing. It is a historic landmark with great architecture. People really live on this street. It seems ashamed that they receive very little privacy but what a wonderful alley to visit.

Thank 305kerrim
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We walked down Elfreth's Alley on our way back to our hotel. Both of us like history and it was a neat experience. The "street" is amazingly narrow/small - there's enough room for one "vehicle" (think horses and buggy) to travel.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This was one of our stops during a walking tour. We spent about 10 minutes here as our guide told us the story. It was neat to see and fit in nicely on the tour, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is one of the older streets in Philly or in America for that matter. In a district rich with history, take in the architecture and remnants of the past. Free and fascinating.

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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!
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