Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia

Get an up-close look at one of the nation's oldest residential streets at Elfreth's Alley, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Head to the narrow cobbled lane and wander among its antique row houses dating from as far back as 1728. Admire the brick construction of the 32 historic colonial-era homes and explore the area, replete with reenactors, shops, and other businesses. You can even stop by the local museum to learn more about the street's past both before and after the United States' independence. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Philadelphia holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Elfreth's Alley and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This only takes 15 minutes to walk through to see this street that looks like an alley. Kinda neat to know people still live here a few hundred years later.  more »
  • It is a pleasure to stroll along Philadelphia and this is one of its corners. Not everything will be museums. You have to be attentive to streets and buildings, as well as small details that you see.
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  • They say that it is the oldest street in the country that is preserved in its more or less original condition. Found us it fairly difficult to find. It may be that so it was raining the day we removed him part of its charm.
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