Elfreth's Alley

Dating back to the 1720’s, Elfreth’s Alley is known as the oldest continuously inhabited street in the country. Located in the heart of Old City, the museum tells the story of ordinary Philadelphians over the past three centuries.



Franklin Court

Follow the footsteps of Ben Franklin to Franklin Court! Once home to the famous founding father, visitors can see archeological and architectural remains as well as the world-famous "ghost house." Townhouse exhibits include an 18th century printing office and a working post office. Learn more about this and other buildings in Independence National Historical Park at nps.gov/inde

Franklin Court is 3 blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. 

The Declaration House

No visit to Independence Hall is complete without walking down the block to the site where Thomas Jefferson resided and drafted the Declaration.

Thomas Jefferson resided at this site while drafting the Declaration of Independence. The house was later demolished, and then reconstructed in 1975.

The first floor contains exhibits and a short film on the drafting of the Declaration. On the second floor, the bedroom and parlor that Jefferson occupied have been recreated and contain period furnishings.