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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...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC

Tags: Architecture, Ben Franklin, Events, Family, Historic District, Holidays, Winter

Old City Shopping

Old City Shopping

Although officially comprising the neighborhoods from the Delaware River to 7th Street and Vine Street to Lombard Streets, Historic Philadelphia has its richest retail concentration along 2nd and 3rd Streets north of Market Street in Old City. Independent shops are the hallmark of these fashionable corridors....

Credit: Photo by VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: African-American, Historic District, Neighborhoods & Towns, Shopping

Franklin Fountain

Franklin Fountain

This Victorian-inspired ice cream saloon tempts people of all ages with its handmade ice cream, banana splits, thick shakes, sundaes and flavored phosphates and fountain drinks—all served by soda jerks. During colder months, customers line up for hot chocolate, hot milkshakes and homemade pie....

Credit: Photo by VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: African-American, Dining & Restaurants, Historic District, Summer

Liberty Bell Center

Liberty Bell Center

Inspired by the scripture quote engraved on its surface—“Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof”—the Liberty Bell served as a symbol to abolitionists who advocated for the emancipation of enslaved Africans. Visitors gravitate to the Liberty Bell Center to admire the history of the iconic bell,...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Icons, LGBT, Museums & Attractions

Liberty Bell Center

Liberty Bell Center

Inspired by the scripture quote engraved on its surface—“Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof”—the Liberty Bell served as a symbol to abolitionists who advocated for the emancipation of enslaved Africans. Visitors gravitate to the Liberty Bell Center to admire the history of the iconic bell,...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Icons, LGBT, Museums & Attractions

Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth’s Alley

America’s oldest—and possibly most charming—continuously inhabited street, is perfect for tiptoeing along the cobblestones and exploring its quaint museum. Weekend tours of Elfreth’s Alley are available Friday through Sunday. Visitors can get a rare glimpse inside the 18th-century private homes during special events in June and December....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, LGBT, Museums & Attractions

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps offers a lighthearted take on well-loved—and well-hidden—history, with a sense of humor and, quite often, a beer or two. The most general option, Philly Phables (pictured here), utilizes foot transport on a 90-minute history-rich overview of historic Old City, whereas Tavern Tours, BYOB Trolley & Comedy Tour and...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Tours & Transportation

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps offers a lighthearted take on well-loved—and well-hidden—history, with a sense of humor and, quite often, a beer or two. The most general option, Philly Phables (pictured here), utilizes foot transport on a 90-minute history-rich overview of historic Old City, whereas Tavern Tours, BYOB Trolley & Comedy Tour and...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Tours & Transportation

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps offers a lighthearted take on well-loved—and well-hidden—history, with a sense of humor and, quite often, a beer or two. The most general option, Philly Phables (pictured here), utilizes foot transport on a 90-minute history-rich overview of historic Old City, whereas Tavern Tours, BYOB Trolley & Comedy Tour and...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Cafes & Markets, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Shopping, Tours & Transportation

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