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Elfreth's Alley: Tours & Tickets

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America's oldest residential street was built in 1702 and is now designated a National Historic Landmark.
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126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006
City Centre East
+1 215-574-0560
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very cute street to walk through while touring the city. Very historic and well kept. Right by all other historical sites.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lilmue
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was able to visit Elfreth's Alley while walking to the Benjamin Franklin bridge. It is amazing that this street has been able to be preserved in such a way. It was nice to have a quiet walk down the street and imagine all of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank pwm1031
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a very charming neighborhood- walking distance from Liberty bell and The Bourse. I highly recommend the 10 minute walk- especially on a nice day to see this fun neighborhood. Not much to do but it’s great for photos.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank I5470VVaaronw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing to think these houses have been inhabited since before the formation of the United States. Beautifully kept street & houses. Must see when in Philadelphia

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank U8357BEalisons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Philly several times but hadn't been to the oldest residential street in America. It is a really neat experience but we were surprised they were not in better shape, nor were they on the national historic landmark list. So it's a real...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank W899CHmaryb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our stops on our three day tour of the city. It is supposedly the oldest street where people have lived continuously in the country. The little alley street is charming. Even though some people have added things like doorbells and security...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Claudette C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They say people have lived along this street longer than any other street in the country. I wish I knew how old the buildings are, they don't look that old. Could they possibly be almost 300 years old?! It's only about a block long and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This alley is beautifully kept and fascinating to explore. It's quite a short street but off to one side is a small courtyard where you can sit and see some of the houses at a different angle than just from the main alleyway. Unfortunately, the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Amber1937
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing to think that this street has been inhabited, intact, for almost 300 years. Walking down the street, it's easy to imagine yourself in colonial America. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small and cosy little street. It worth the walk to go there. There is so much history behind these walls.

Date of experience: September 2019
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12 March 2018|
Response from debb554 | 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.
Barbara R
13 July 2016|
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Response from 17sheridans | 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!