Museum Visit with Guidebooks for Two or Up to Six at Elfreth's Alley Museum (Up to 58% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Historical alley museum explores 300 years of residency by artisans, craftspeople and middle-class families through exhibits and guided tour

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History tends to repeat itself, which means there's a good chance you'll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.

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  • $7 for a history-museum visit for two with one museum guidebook (a $15 value)
  • $19 for a history-museum visit for up to six with three museum guidebooks (up to a $45 value)

Visitors enter two restored 1700s homes to explore 300 years of city history. Exhibits describe the home's inhabitants, detail the fashion industry, and give insight into the lives of Irish and other immigrants on this street in the 19th and 20th centuries. Provided guidebooks recount histories and anecdotes about each house and their former residents.

Elfreth's Alley Museum

Visitors to Elfreth's Alley Museum walk the same floors that two dressmakers once did in the 1790s. Today, the museum space’s restored rooms fill two of Elfreth's Alley's 32 historic homes; many of the others are still occupied by families. Staffers relate these houses' history from their construction in 1755 to the roles they’ve since played in a locale known for its connection to the arts and industry. During regular tours, guides share insight into why alleys and side streets were built, how middle-class people lived and worked in the 18th century, and why alleys were never known as roadlets. Visitors can take in exhibits including Fashioning Philadelphia, which recounts the lives of the area’s dressmakers, shoemakers, and tailors through the centuries, and The Irish and Elfreth's Alley in 1900, which tells the story of immigrant family life during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Elfreth's Alley Museum

Visitors to Elfreth's Alley Museum walk the same floors that two dressmakers once did in the 1790s. Today, the museum space’s restored rooms fill two of Elfreth's Alley's 32 historic homes; many of the others are still occupied by families. Staffers relate these houses' history from their construction in 1755 to the roles they’ve since played in a locale known for its connection to the arts and industry. During regular tours, guides share insight into why alleys and side streets were built, how middle-class people lived and worked in the 18th century, and why alleys were never known as roadlets. Visitors can take in exhibits including Fashioning Philadelphia, which recounts the lives of the area’s dressmakers, shoemakers, and tailors through the centuries, and The Irish and Elfreth's Alley in 1900, which tells the story of immigrant family life during the 19th and 20th centuries.


Reviews

The history is palpable. It's the single most interesting historical site I've visited in Philly

Pete L, TripAdvisor, 7/16/12

Tips

  • “Excellent tour!”

  • “This was a wonderful experience. Where we were and how we got to where we are today in Philadelphia is more greatfully appreciated after this informative tour. 5 stars ”

  • “Enjoyed the guided tour, which I had never heard before. Very informative and interesting.”

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    Center City East

    126 Elfreth's Alley

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

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