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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  • One of the narrowest & oldest streets in the city, Elfreth's Alley reminds you of the days of yore when your neighbor was truly a friend!  more »
  • Interesting to know this corner of the city, with well preserved and currently inhabited houses. It is very pleasant to stroll around the neighborhood.
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  • Experience what living in Colonial Philadedlphia was like almost 300 years ago. You’ll be shocked at how narrow the streets were back then. Although the homes have been fabulously restored, you can ac...  more »
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