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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%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006
City Center East
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"oldest residential street"
in 55 reviews
"row houses"
in 23 reviews
"short street"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful street"
in 9 reviews
"private residences"
in 8 reviews
"open house"
in 11 reviews
"betsy ross house"
in 30 reviews
"step back in time"
in 19 reviews
"hundred years"
in 9 reviews
"old city"
in 29 reviews
"historic area"
in 11 reviews
"open to the public"
in 9 reviews
"for sale"
in 9 reviews
"walking tour"
in 19 reviews
"piece of history"
in 11 reviews
"united states"
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"independence hall"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

perfectly preserved. I could not live on this block even though it is so pretty. But it is a tourist attraction and people do look into the windows and bakyards. definitely go see but dont peek since people actually do live there

Thank Karen E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elfreth’s alley is a pretty little gem in Philly’s Old City, but the surrounding areas are developing super fast and taking away from Elfreth’s beauty. The alley is also a very short walk, but it was still cute. I would highly recommend walking on Bladens...More

Thank Mateo S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a walk back in time strolling down this alley. The living structures are just as they were in the 1700's. They are still occupied and well maintained. Not much to do other than admire the architectural beauty of the neighborhood.

Thank Huskies74
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This only takes 15 minutes to walk through to see this street that looks like an alley. Kinda neat to know people still live here a few hundred years later.

Thank James M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide books, and TripAdvisor, all give this alley high marks, and the alley deserves its ratings for its uniqueness, quaintness, and the quality of the restoration/maintenance. But there seem to be some construction projects in the greater neighborhood that may alter that intimacy and...More

1  Thank Marshall B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite places. To see the homes that were here in the 1700's was a real treat! I love all the history that Philadelphia has to offer! It's like walking back in time!

1  Thank Angela K
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We wanted to visit after reading about Elfreth’s Alley being the oldest continuously occupied residential street in America. A quaint, narrow cobbled street, with vibrant colour and character. Very pretty and worth a visit whilst in the historical district.

Thank Carole M
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

A beautiful people have taken great care in the up keep of these homes , it gives you an idea of how beautiful some areas are . Cobble stones and history , you are able to walk around some areas but it i residential .

1  Thank Cmg1972
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Turn a corner and you’ve entered history without the cheesiness that recreations can sometime feel. You can imagine this street as it was, but it’s evident that this residential street continues to run business as usual in a modern world. It must be an interesting...More

1  Thank TravelinTeresa84
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our bike tour and it was so lovely. The doors all colored differently and the way history has been preserved made this a nice stop on our tour of old Philly

Thank Kristen P
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Barbara R
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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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