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Why You Need to Visit Elfreth's Alley

Why You Need to Visit Elfreth's Alley

Want to visit the nation’s oldest, continuously inhabited street? Look no further than Elfreth’s Alley in the heart of Historic Philadelphia!

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Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia

Despite the 300 year gap in time, Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia wasn’t much different than our Philadelphia today- a city of neighborhoods with a mashup of cultural expansion, political progress, and developing sciences all converging between the Delaware and the Schuylkill Rivers. Philadelphia was a popular place back then, and like today, a cheaper and chiller option than New York City.

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MLK Day And Beyond: A Celebration of African-American Legacy in Philly

MLK Day And Beyond: A Celebration of African-American Legacy in Philly

(Photo credit: www.explorepahistory.com)

 

Since the founding of the city, Black Philadelphians have served as key figures in shaping the culture, values, and politics of Philadelphia. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 19, here are some lesser-known historical sites that celebrate and remember these contributions to Philly life:

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