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Deck the Alley

Deck the Alley

Located in Historic Philadelphia, steps from the Old City neighborhood’s shops and restaurants, Elfreth’s Alley holds the distinction of the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the country. The earliest buildings along the alley were built in the early 1700s. Each year, on the first Saturday in December, Elfreth’s Alley residents open their homes to the public, allowing visitors to see these historic homes decorated for the holidays—inside and out. Baked goods, cider and Colonial carolers and musicians round out the festive event.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Architecture, Events, Family, History, Holidays, Museums & Attractions, Winter

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