elfreth’s alley…







We played tourist in our own city yesterday, as I had been wanting to see Elfreth's Alley for a while, and it was a beautiful sunny day! If you want to tour the museum during the "winter" (it was 75 degress out), go Thursday-Sunday. In my opinion, going when it is closed is best for photos as not many people are around. Thirty-two houses, built between 1728 and 1836, form the alley…one of the last intact early American streetscapes in the nation. What I love most is that not only is it a National Historic Landmark, but one of the first that celebrates the lives of everyday people. They are so beautifully cared for, and the colonial colors are inspirational. The bricks, lampposts, and doors are all a bit wonky, which makes it uber charming. I love anyplace where you can feel the history, and this is one of them!




  1. This makes my heart jump, I LOVE this part of Philadelphia and can’t wait to be back! I’d love to see more photos!

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