About the Neighborhood

Old City

Chestnut to Vine Street & Front to 6th Street

Eclectic mix of old and new: Elfreth's Alley, the nation's oldest residential street, is next door to Philadelphia's newest restaurants and art galleries. Find restored 18th-century houses, historic houses of worship and burial grounds; also factories and warehouses converted into residences, offices and artists' studios.

Society Hill

Walnut to Lombard Street & Front to 8th Street

This residential neighborhood, named for William Penn's "Free Society of Traders," has many faithfully preserved 18th and early 19th-century houses. Its harmonious streetscape includes Head House, America's oldest firehouse attached to the nation's last surviving Colonial marketplace, at 2nd and Pine Streets. Several historic houses of worship serve active family congregations.