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Elfreth's Alley

126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006
+1 215-574-0560
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America's oldest residential street was built in 1702 and is now designated a National Historic Landmark.
  • Excellent44%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006
City Center East
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"oldest residential street"
in 58 reviews
"short street"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful street"
in 9 reviews
"open house"
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"betsy ross house"
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"step back in time"
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"old city"
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"historic area"
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"open to the public"
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"walking tour"
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"christ church"
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"united states"
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"independence hall"
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"homes"
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Reviewed yesterday

I asked my husband to accompany me after a day full of walking because I was so keen to go, he was just as enchanted as I was once we got there, it is the quaintest street in Philadelphia. A group of school children arrived...More

Thank Julie J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing to learn that there have been people living on this street for over 300 years. Very quaint. Will plan on making a trip back here when they have their Open House

Thank TousPourUn
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Reviewed 2 days ago

1706 the alley was a cart path. Now 32 homes dating 1728-1836. Street and home well maintained and worth a walk from Independence Hall area. Limited days and times for tours.

Thank IllinoisKate1
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This Street is such a pretty Street with the houses on either side. The houses are really well looked after and compliments the Street.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

That is what I am reminded of, as I take a turn from the usual concrete road to a narrow cobblestone pathway pillared by old and pretty victorian houses. Snuggled between the modern mainland at the edge of Delaware river in the city of Philadelphia,...More

Thank Nitisha J
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I would like to thank the residents of this street for allowing all of us tourists the opportunity to visit. This is a very quaint street where you can step back in time and imagine living in the 1700's. Worth the short walk from the...More

Thank April J
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Elfreth's Alley is a little street hidden away behind what looks will be another condo building. The pilgrim-era homes are mostly occupied, but it's still a nice place that gives you a chance to look way back in time. The museum home (access only to...More

Thank GrmnHE
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit, doesn't take too long but was quite busy. Lovely that the houses have been kept pretty much as when they were first built. Look at the walls for symbols of the past.

Thank Gill O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thus is definitely worth a short detour. The Alley has been restored and protected to look as it did way back when

Thank Jarch98
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were totally smitten by walking down this Alley! You can just imagine living here in colonial days. So quaint. So cool! Must walk down here.

Thank Vicki A
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Katya S
March 11, 2018|
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Response from Deb B | Reviewed this property |
Cars are allowed to drive down the alley so there are posts in front of the homes as a barrier. There are also metal house numbers on the brick by each door.
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Barbara R
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Sheridan S | Reviewed this property |
They all looked lived in to me, except a few that were for sale. It is still a great place to look around, good photo opp. Of course, be respectful of the people living there!
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