Elfreth's Alley

Old City/Historic District

126 Elfreth’s Alley
Philadelphia, PA 19013
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(215) 574-0560


This is the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the U.S. and a National Historic Landmark. This streetscape of 33 Colonial and Federal-style homes was once occupied by artisans, including blacksmith Jeremiah Elfreth. Two homes are open to the public for guided tours showcasing the alley's 300-year history and 18th-century life. Tours of private home take place twice a year in June and December. Museum houses are open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon- 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission.

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Walking Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.44 miles
Walking Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 1.45 miles
Walking Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.87 miles

126 Elfreth’s Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19013

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