We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Elfreth's Alley

126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006
+1 215-574-0560
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 85.00*
and up
Benjamin Franklin Walking Tour of Philadelphia
More Info
USD 39.00*
and up
Philadelphia Serial Killers and Cemetery Walking Tour
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
America's oldest residential street was built in 1702 and is now designated a National Historic Landmark.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006
City Center East
CONTACT
Website
+1 215-574-0560
Ways to Experience Elfreth's Alley
from USD 39.00
More Info
from USD 21.45
More Info
from USD 55.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (849)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"oldest residential street"
in 57 reviews
"row houses"
in 24 reviews
"short street"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful street"
in 9 reviews
"open house"
in 11 reviews
"betsy ross house"
in 31 reviews
"step back in time"
in 20 reviews
"old city"
in 30 reviews
"historic area"
in 11 reviews
"open to the public"
in 9 reviews
"walking tour"
in 19 reviews
"christ church"
in 10 reviews
"united states"
in 14 reviews
"independence hall"
in 15 reviews
"homes"
in 158 reviews
"stroll"
in 58 reviews
"inhabited"
in 42 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 724 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting old-style street. Coble-stoned. Some of the old houses are decorated, some are not. Neat to see but not sure I would go again.

Thank toscwolfstar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on a walking tour that our Philadelphia friend suggested, so otherwise we might have missed it. It's very quaint of course, restored to its 18th-century glory. One of the houses was open for a $3 fee, but only the downstairs was actually open....More

Thank Mark M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty neat to see history still in use. The homes are beautiful and so well kept. A short visit but worth the time. We didn't get to see the museums because they were closed.

Thank Jamie D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting walk down a very hustoricblock of homes. While most of the homes arevresidences, 2 of them are set up as museums that you may pay to tour.

Thank Karen S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite stops!!! It was so cool to see and walk down one of the oldest streets in America streets that our colonials walked and built! It is a must see!!!!!

Thank Renee P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy walk from the independence hall area. Just a nice place to say you have been. You'll be glad you did

Thank 243MicheleB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elfreth's Alley was opened as a cart path in 1706 as businessmen looked for alternative routes to the river. Located just north of Arch Street between N. 2nd Street an N. Front Street, these 32 Federal and Georgian residences are a designated National Historic Landmark...More

Thank Mark G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the house accessible to the public will not open for the season for another couple of weeks, but still to walk along a narrow alley that has had people living there for over 200 years is amazing. As an owner of an historic home,...More

Thank William M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The first settlers arrived in 1635, led by the Reverend Peter Hobart, and they named the new town Hingham, after the town in Norfolk, England, from whence they largely came.. The first house lots on North Street (then, Town Street) were laid out that year....More

Thank Alexander M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Walking down this historic cobblestone street is an amazing throwback of early amercia . most homes are on a national historic list and can't be changed .

Thank 81eddie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 hotels in Philadelphia
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing
773 reviews
.18 km away
Penn's View Hotel
847 reviews
.28 km away
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
2,023 reviews
.41 km away
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
1,557 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Franklin Fountain
741 reviews
.33 km away
Campo's since 1947
542 reviews
.34 km away
Panorama
280 reviews
.29 km away
Race Street Cafe
123 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fireman's Hall
125 reviews
.07 km away
Betsy Ross House
945 reviews
.20 km away
Benjamin Franklin Bridge
160 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Katya S
12 March 2018|
Answer
Response from Deb B | 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.
0
Votes
Barbara R
13 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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!
2
Votes