The place where the American spirit is manifested. There are many small hotels here, and the youth hostels here are very cost-effective. I chose to live here. Many houses have national flags hanging on their doors. It is a historical building area with exquisite houses.
Alfres Alley is known as the oldest residential area in the United States.
The alleys are relatively unfamiliar to international tourists, but relatively famous to locals. Looking at the introduction signs on the street, we know that this alley basically retains the appearance of the streets of Philadelphia in the early days of the United States. The streets and houses are the architectural features of Philadelphia when the United States was first established. It is very quiet, and there are twos and threes of tourists visiting from time to time. The houses on both sides of the alley are still in use by local residents, so they cannot be visited inside. There is a fork road at the end of the street, lush green, and there is a small yard inside, and people who take wedding photos come here to take pictures.
The entrance is not obvious. There is a small street sign. It is known as the oldest residential area in the United States. It was a building from 1728 to 1836. The current building No. 124-126 is a museum. It has been preserved in the 18th century and restored to an ordinary family in the colonial era. style. There are still residents living inside, and the exterior is decorated very cutely and has an antique scent. We just went out and took photos. If we had a little more time to go during the summer vacation, there would be activities there. The guided tour in 18th century costumes was very interesting!
I want to know the earliest historical buildings in the United States. This neighborhood is also one of the origins of Philadelphia. There are many ports and old buildings, and the streets have retained the most original paving plan.
Beautiful street. Highly recommend booking a tour that takes you past this. There are many fun details, facts, and history you would miss out on throughout the city without a tour.
Very interesting area! We contacted the alley museum and did a tour (Fall 2020 update - they only do tours on a reservation basis). I would recommend the alley museum - you get an inside look at one o...
Very cool old residential street to walk down. The most amazing thing is that most of these historic homes are still residences today. Great photo spot. It is only a few blocks walk away from Indep...
Elfreth's Alley is touted as the nation's oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Take a walk down this narrow cobblestone alleyway and take in the history that is preserved there.
pleasant alleyway to visit. Quiet and safe. And by the way Philly has a heavy police presence now to keep the city safe despite all the protesting.