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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  • You can walk this on your own - no tickets needed. But it's probably better with a guide that will share some of the local folklore and history. Great place to take photos too.  more »
  • If you like to immerse yourself in history, stand in the middle of this carriageway and close your eyes. Then look around and imagine yourself standing here 250 years ago. Awesome.  more »
  • Billed as the oldest continuously-inhabited residential street in the nation, and a quick jaunt from Independence Hall and other landmarks, Elfreth's Alley begs to be discovered and explored. It never...  more »
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