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“The oldest street in the USA” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth's Alley
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US$85.00*
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Benjamin Franklin Walking Tour of Philadelphia
Ranked #33 of 434 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: America's oldest residential street was built in 1702 and is now designated a National Historic Landmark.
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
“The oldest street in the USA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

This is the oldest street in the U.S.A. It dates back to 1736. All houses are well kept and the street itself is sparkling clean. A museum on that street documents everything that happened in that street. We sure enjoyed our walk there.

Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

A must see if you want to know what a street of the 18th century looked like. Don't expect a long street, it takes not even 5 minutes if you just walk through it. But longer of course, if you take the time to look carefully around.

Visited August 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Great bit of history...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Awesome little street stuck back around the corner from the Betsy Ross house. Walking down the street gives you a bit of overwhelming nostalgia about what it must have been like living in those times...

Visited August 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Short Sweet and Historical”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

This is narrow cobble stone street and is a very short stop to see. It is around the corner from Betsy Ross house. It is only about 2 or 3 blocks long but gives you the feel of the beginning of our history. There was a sign a kid had made posted in one of the windows that gave everything one would need to know about Elfreth's Alley and this kid got A+ on the paper! Supposedly per square foot wise these homes are the most expensive in Philly.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful colonial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

The sights are worth the trip, as you walk the narrow cobble stone road and see the small row homes knowing these were some of the oldest houses in the United States! It takes you back with a wonderful sence of going back into history!

Visited October 2012
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