Elfreth's Alley
Elfreth's Alley
4.5
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
America's oldest residential street was built in 1702 and is now designated a National Historic Landmark.
Duration: < 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Elfreth's Alley
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 2nd St • 5 min walk
  • 5th St • 8 min walk
Reach out directly
See what travellers are saying
  • Connie C
    Dallas, Texas784 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stroll through history.
    Museum wasn’t open however the street was! Lovely houses, some still lived in! Some of the flags are in need of being replaced, maybe it’s time for a fund raiser! Glad we walked it to see what it was like back in the day.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 28, 2023
  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, United Kingdom1,350 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit if you are in the area
    We were told about this place by a resident who happened to be at our bus stop earlier in the day. It’s worth a wander if you are in the area. It’s hard for us to be too enthusiastic about a street and housing that is historical in the USA but is slightly part of the norm back home. Notwithstanding I applaud the residents who have ensured this area is preserved to retain its historical significance
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Love222trav
    122 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick and unique!
    Worth a quick stop. Very neat place and people do actually live there. It felt surreal when a man walked out of his house while we were admiring it, does not take long at all and this is free. Ver close to Betsy Ross’s house and grave and Benjamin Franklin’s grave.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written March 25, 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,183 reviews
Excellent
561
Very good
464
Average
144
Poor
9
Terrible
5

Linda M
Lufkin, TX104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Loved this. Historical street. And people still live in these homes. Some had cellar doors. Just very interesting piece of our past.
Written March 29, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Love222trav
122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Worth a quick stop. Very neat place and people do actually live there. It felt surreal when a man walked out of his house while we were admiring it, does not take long at all and this is free. Ver close to Betsy Ross’s house and grave and Benjamin Franklin’s grave.
Written March 25, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tinylass
Sheffield, UK4,425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The street is central so easy to find and was worth a visit. It is a small street and alleyway with all but 2 of the houses being privately owned so there are signs up asking people to basically behave and respect the people and homes. We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on the street when we visited so got some lovely unobstructed photos and it was very interesting to see being one of the oldest residential street in the US.
Written January 24, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Laura S
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Incredible to walk among such historical buildings and to know that people still use them as residences today. Beautiful.
Written October 11, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK1,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We were told about this place by a resident who happened to be at our bus stop earlier in the day. It’s worth a wander if you are in the area. It’s hard for us to be too enthusiastic about a street and housing that is historical in the USA but is slightly part of the norm back home.
Notwithstanding I applaud the residents who have ensured this area is preserved to retain its historical significance
Written September 25, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Connie C
Dallas, TX784 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Museum wasn’t open however the street was! Lovely houses, some still lived in! Some of the flags are in need of being replaced, maybe it’s time for a fund raiser! Glad we walked it to see what it was like back in the day.
Written August 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mrs_un0
Philadelphia, PA423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Beautiful architecture and history on this tiny street. You really feel transported back to a simpler time.
Written August 25, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ELKW
United States11,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
it's a beautiful little street, with colorful building, it's a national historic landmark, love it, however, the museum is not open when we came there, otherwise, we would like to go into the museum to take a look
Written July 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mike H
Saint Louis, MO307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The houses here are really neat to see and it is worth your time to walk through the neighborhood and step back into history.
Written June 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Craig A
Wisconsin288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The architecture is beautiful and people live in these beautiful buildings! It's a very quick tour of a really historic area.
Written May 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 996
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Elfreth's Alley - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

Frequently Asked Questions about Elfreth's Alley



Restaurants near Elfreth's Alley: View all restaurants near Elfreth's Alley on Tripadvisor

All Philadelphia HotelsPhiladelphia Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Philadelphia
All things to do in Philadelphia
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars