Oldest Places In America

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Elfreth's Alley (est. 1702) is considered the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the United States, according to Elfreth's Alley Association, a local preservation group. The street squeezes 32 Federal- and Georgian-style houses onto one cobblestone city block.. As of 2012, there are 32 houses on the street, which were built between 1728 and 1836. The alley is a National Historic Landmark #oldeststreet #oldestalley #oldestplaces Georgian Style Homes, City Block, Places In America, Old Street, Old Things, United States, Houses, Group, Building

Oldest street / alley in America

Elfreth's Alley (est. 1702) is considered the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the United States, according to Elfreth's Alley Association, a local preservation group. The street squeezes 32 Federal- and Georgian-style houses onto one cobblestone city block.. As of 2012, there are 32 houses on the street, which were built between 1728 and 1836. The alley is a National Historic Landmark #oldeststreet #oldestalley #oldestplaces

Darby Free Library (est. 1743) - Darby, PA. The Darby Free Library is America's oldest public library. #oldestlibrary Affiliate Partner, Places In America, Old Libraries, Free Library, United States Travel, Old Things, Public, Little Free Libraries

Oldest library in America

Darby Free Library (est. 1743) - Darby, PA. The Darby Free Library is America's oldest public library. #oldestlibrary

Oldest ferry in America is in Connecticut Rocky Hill, Places In America, Connecticut, Old Things, United States, River, Seasons, Seasons Of The Year, Rivers

Oldest ferry in America

The Rocky Hill–Glastonbury ferry (est. 1655) is a seasonal ferry crossing the Connecticut River between the towns of Glastonbury and Rocky Hill, Connecticut and is part of Route 160. It is believed to be the oldest continuously operated ferry service in the United States. #oldestferry

BNY Mellon (est. 1784): NYC, NY - Oldest Bank in America #oldestbank #oldestbankinAmerica

Oldest Bank In America

BNY Mellon (est. 1784): NYC, NY - Oldest Bank in America #oldestbank #oldestbankinAmerica

Bellevue Hospital (est. 1736): NYC, NY -Oldest Hospital In America

Oldest hospital in America

Bellevue Hospital (est. 1736): NYC, NY -Oldest Hospital In America

Union Canal Tunnel (est.1828) is the oldest tunnel in America. It was a towpath canal that existed in southeastern Pennsylvania during the 19th century. First proposed in 1690 to connect Philadelphia with the Susquehanna River, it ran approximately 82 mi from Middletown on the Susquehanna below Harrisburg to Reading on the Schuylkill River. #oldestplaces #oldestunnel #oldestplacesinAmerica Susquehanna River, Places In America, Historical Society, City Streets, Pennsylvania, Acre, Philadelphia, North America, 19th Century

Oldest tunnel in America

Union Canal Tunnel (est.1828) is the oldest tunnel in America. It was a towpath canal that existed in southeastern Pennsylvania during the 19th century. First proposed in 1690 to connect Philadelphia with the Susquehanna River, it ran approximately 82 mi from Middletown on the Susquehanna below Harrisburg to Reading on the Schuylkill River. #oldestplaces #oldestunnel #oldestplacesinAmerica

Frankford Avenue Bridge (est. 1697), also known as the Pennypack Creek Bridge, Pennypack Bridge, Holmesburg Bridge, erected in 1697 in the Holmesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia, is the oldest surviving roadway bridge in America. The three-span, 73-foot-long stone arch bridge carries Frankford Avenue, north of Solly Avenue, over Pennypack Creek in Pennypack Park #oldestbridge Places In America, Arch Bridge, Philadelphia, Mount Rushmore, Old Things, Survival, Mountains, Park, Stone

Oldest bridge in America

Frankford Avenue Bridge (est. 1697), also known as the Pennypack Creek Bridge, Pennypack Bridge, Holmesburg Bridge, erected in 1697 in the Holmesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia, is the oldest surviving roadway bridge in America. The three-span, 73-foot-long stone arch bridge carries Frankford Avenue, north of Solly Avenue, over Pennypack Creek in Pennypack Park #oldestbridge

The Hartford Courant (est. 1764) is the oldest continuously published newspaper and media outlet in America. Founded prior to American independence, on October 29, 1764, New Haven printer Thomas Green began publishing The Hartford Courant (then known as The Connecticut Courant) out of the Heart and Crown Tavern in Hartford, Connecticut. #oldestnewspaper #oldestmediaoutlet Hartford Connecticut, American Independence, Places In America, October 29, Newspaper, Mount Rushmore, Printer, Old Things, Real Estate

Oldest media outlet in America

The Hartford Courant (est. 1764) is the oldest continuously published newspaper and media outlet in America. Founded prior to American independence, on October 29, 1764, New Haven printer Thomas Green began publishing The Hartford Courant (then known as The Connecticut Courant) out of the Heart and Crown Tavern in Hartford, Connecticut. #oldestnewspaper #oldestmediaoutlet

King’s Highway (built 1650 to 1735) decades before the United States became a country, which makes the King’s Highway the oldest road in America. In 1735, it was basically a trail. By 1750 the entire road was in place. The road is 1,300 miles (2,100 km) long and connected Charleston, South Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts. #oldesthighway #oldestroad Places In America, Boston Massachusetts, South Carolina, Charleston, Trail, How To Become, Old Things, United States, Thing 1

Oldest road/highway in America

King’s Highway (built 1650 to 1735) decades before the United States became a country, which makes the King’s Highway the oldest road in America. In 1735, it was basically a trail. By 1750 the entire road was in place. The road is 1,300 miles (2,100 km) long and connected Charleston, South Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts. #oldesthighway #oldestroad

The Boston Post Road (est. 1673) was a system of mail-delivery routes between New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, that evolved into one of the first major highways in America. The three different routes or alignments were: Upper Post Road, Lower Post Road, and Middle Post Road. Today, the three routes of the Boston Post Road are now the I-95, I-91, and I-94.#oldestplaces Affiliate Partner, Mail Delivery, Places In America, Boston Massachusetts, New York City, Middle, New York, Nyc

Oldest mail postal route in America

The Boston Post Road (est. 1673) was a system of mail-delivery routes between New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, that evolved into one of the first major highways in America. The three different routes or alignments were: Upper Post Road, Lower Post Road, and Middle Post Road. Today, the three routes of the Boston Post Road are now the I-95, I-91, and I-94.#oldestplaces

In 1908 a group of New York, New Haven, and Hartford railroad employees cleared some of the land and started a baseball league, which was disbanded later due to broken windows. In 1919 the railroad granted permission to the George S. Donnelly Sunset League, which is still going strong today, to use the field. #oldestballpark Walkway Over The Hudson, Broken Window, Places In America, Baseball League, One World Trade Center, Pedestrian Bridge, Most Visited, Strong, Windows

Oldest ballpark in America

In 1908 a group of New York, New Haven, and Hartford railroad employees cleared some of the land and started a baseball league, which was disbanded later due to broken windows. In 1919 the railroad granted permission to the George S. Donnelly Sunset League, which is still going strong today, to use the field. #oldestballpark

White Horse Tavern (est. 1673) is located in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded in 1673 and has been serving up ale and eats ever since. It is the oldest bar/oldest/tavern/restaurant in America. The White Horse Tavern is a National Historic Landmark being America’s oldest restaurant. #oldestbar #oldesttavern #oldestrestaurant Affiliate Partner, Old Bar, Places In America, White Horses, Rhode Island, Restaurant Bar, Newport, Ale, Old Things

Oldest bar/tavern/restaurant in America

White Horse Tavern (est. 1673) is located in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded in 1673 and has been serving up ale and eats ever since. It is the oldest bar/oldest/tavern/restaurant in America. The White Horse Tavern is a National Historic Landmark being America’s oldest restaurant. #oldestbar #oldesttavern #oldestrestaurant

Pelham Street Lamp (est. 1805) in ocated in Newport, Rhode Island is where the oldest street light/lamp in America still stands today. #oldestlight #oldeststreetlight #oldestlamp #oldeststreetlamp Affiliate Partner, Places In America, Old Street, Street Lamp, Still Standing, Rhode Island, Newport, Lamp Light, Old Things

Oldest street light/lamp in America

Pelham Street Lamp (est. 1805) in ocated in Newport, Rhode Island is where the oldest street light/lamp in America still stands today. #oldestlight #oldeststreetlight #oldestlamp #oldeststreetlamp

Gloucester (est. 1632) is located in Massachusetts. Gloucester has been serving the world as a harvester of quality seafood since 1623 and has been a destination community ever since. Before Boston and Salem, there was Gloucester. Gloucester by the Dorchester Company, the first settlement in what would in time become the Massachusetts Bay Colony. #oldestseaport Massachusetts Bay Colony, Affiliate Partner, The Dorchester, Places In America, Harvester, Gloucester, Seafood, Boston, Community

Oldest seaport in America

Gloucester (est. 1632) is located in Massachusetts. Gloucester has been serving the world as a harvester of quality seafood since 1623 and has been a destination community ever since. Before Boston and Salem, there was Gloucester. Gloucester by the Dorchester Company, the first settlement in what would in time become the Massachusetts Bay Colony. #oldestseaport

The Myles Standish Burial Ground (est. 1638) is located in Duxbury, Massachusetts. It is the oldest maintained cemetery in America. The 1.5-acre (0.61 ha) burying ground is the final resting place of several well-known Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620, including Captain Myles Standish.#oldestcemetary Affiliate Partner, Places In America, Old Cemeteries, Pilgrims, May Flowers, Cemetery, Massachusetts, Acre, Old Things

Oldest cemetery in America

The Myles Standish Burial Ground (est. 1638) is located in Duxbury, Massachusetts. It is the oldest maintained cemetery in America. The 1.5-acre (0.61 ha) burying ground is the final resting place of several well-known Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620, including Captain Myles Standish.#oldestcemetary

The Philadelphia Zoo (est. 1859) is located in the Centennial District of Philadelphia on the west bank of the Schuylkill River. It is the first true, and oldest, zoo in America. #oldestzoo Philadelphia Zoo, Affiliate Partner, Places In America, River, Rivers

Oldest zoo in America

The Philadelphia Zoo (est. 1859) is located in the Centennial District of Philadelphia on the west bank of the Schuylkill River. It is the first true, and oldest, zoo in America. #oldestzoo