In Old City, Philadelphia, there’s a tiny little street that can’t even be called a street. It’s an alley, barely wide enough for a small cart to pass through; Elfreth’s Alley.
Elfreth’s Alley is the oldest continuously inhabited street in America. Other cites like to boast they have the oldest street in the country, but we’ve got the street with the longest history of perpetual residents. One resident is rumored to have been none other than Ben Franklin.
With just 16 houses on each side of the street, some dating back over 300 years, Elfreth’s Alley is filled with history, charm and ghost stories. So put on your walking shoes as we take a stroll down a tiny little alley known as Elfreth’s. Be sure to keep your eye out for the ghost of a revolutionary soldier who lost his life to a hangman’s noose.
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