Elfreth's Alley
Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth’s Alley is the nation's oldest continuously inhabited residential street, dating back to the 1720s.

Named for blacksmith and property-owner Jeremiah Elfreth, Elfreth’s Alley was home to the 18th-century artisans and tradespeople who were the backbone of colonial Philadelphia, when most businesses were home-based.

Although a modern city has grown around it, Elfreth's Alley preserves three centuries of history and evolution through its old-fashioned flower boxes, shutters, Flemish bond brickwork and other architectural details. Two adjacent houses on the street are now a museum and open to the public for touring. 

Pricing
Museum House Tour
Adults
$5.00
Seniors
$4.00
Children (age 11 and under)
$3.00
Hours
Friday - Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.
Avail. March - December
Location

Elfreth's Alley

126 Elfreth’s Alley
Philadelphia , PA 19106
United States

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