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Philadelphia Alley

Charleston, SC
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Ranked #44 of 96 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

During our recent visit to Charleston I made a point to find and walk down Philadelphia Alley because of some reviews that said how beautiful the stroll was and how good it was for pictures. And I will agree with them. However, there are far prettier locations for pictures and a lot nicer cobble stone street to photograph or on... More

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La Salle, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Nice quiet shady place to walk with less traffic than main streets. It was cooler here due to shade, which was a nice break.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I walked down Philadelphia alley during late evening in October 2014. This is a nice walk and welll worth the 5 or 10 minutes to stroll.

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Lugoff, South Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you love cobblestone streets and cool, quiet walkways, this is a must. It is a short ally and easy to find. Just be mindful of the tour groups who frequent the alley if you venture on your own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A place to escape and certainly a walk in the past. Can seat on the steps of Footlight Players and just meditate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There is so much history that took place in this alley. You have to walk during the day and evening hours. Be sure to take plenty of night-time pictures because you may just catch something on film you can't explain. Look out for the tour guides coming through. Some of them are not so pleasurable and will run over you.

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was not shown on any of the tours however I saw this place on Trip Advisor and was very happy that I went to see it. It is just a small alley, not very wide, however the trees make a beautiful canopy over the alley and there are flowers along the way. It was peaceful and we got some... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Marked the alley on our city map and took a little detour so we could see it. It is very green and shady, which was much appreciated on a very hot day! It is also more picturesque than the other alleys we have seen on our visit. Nice to walk through if you are in the vicinity, but I am... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a beautiful place! "Alley" does not do it justice. It's a beautiful, private area, very picturesque and most importantly--shaded! It has a cool history to it as well--so enjoy that!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As the site made notorious for the number of duels that occurred here, it is often mentioned during ghost tours within the city! While I can't speak for the ghosts, I think it's a very lovely area and although we've been there numerous times, I can't say I've seen anything that has given me the shivers. Now the graveyard of... More

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