Elfreth's Alley is located on the 2nd street, its one of America's oldest residential street continuously occupied till date. The place dates back to early 1700s, the popular tourist attraction indicates how a colonial Philadelphia must have once looked like. The Alley's narrow streets are lined up with the modest setting of brick houses that are built for skilled folks and their families to live in. Near to the Alley you can find Elfreth's Alley Museum that includes restored homes of a chair maker and dressmaker.
The Elfreth's Alley Association presents: “Making Christmas” a pop up exhibition that will take visitors through a historic tour of German American Christmases Past on display in the Museum Houses (124 and 126). In the 1700s, the majority of colonists did not celebrate Christmas. This changed throughout the 1800s. Experience firsthand how Santa Claus, the Christmas tree, Christmas cookies, toys and the influence of retail all became a part of the celebration in America By 1870 Christmas was Established as a National Holiday.
Open to the Public - Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-4:00pm, & Thursday evenings, November 30th, December 7th, 14th, 21st 5:00-8:00pm. Closed to the public December 2nd. Admission $5.