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Betsy Ross House

239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
+1 215-629-4026
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The well-known and loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars & Stripes is tightly woven into the colorful fabric of America's rich history. The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the 18th century. Tour the house and then stay a while longer to learn more about Betsy and her exciting life and times through our interactive, historical programming. *Note: The Betsy Ross House will be temporarily closed for renovations from February 27th through March 10th. The house will reopen on March 11th.
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239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
City Center East
+1 215-629-4026
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I didn't know Betsy Ross was a successful upholsterer. I didn't realize she made flags for fifty years. This wasn't a place I would have thought to visit on my own, but we visited it on a group tour. It was well-worth the time.

Thank travelsamc
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beat able to enter into this bit of history was amazing , she was a cat lover and had a few ornaments that I know I would love in my garden . Worth a tour if you have a pass

Thank Cmg1972
Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction will take 20 minutes tops, if there are no lines. They offer an audio guide that they say will take 30 minutes - we paid for it, but it wasn't worth it. Just read the signs. It's a cute little house, you learn...More

Thank JimmyJoJane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Short tour that offers history about historic Philadelphia. The house is tiny but offers a glimpse into life at that time period.

Thank Ilume
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed ourselves. This is well done but very typical for a tourist stop. The house was very cool and nicely restored. This is definitely not handicapped accessible an could not manage a stroller through here. Lots and lots of steep and winding steps. Cost...More

Thank LEANC1965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the physical setting is small, the history of the place is significant. I gleaned a lot of information about Betsy Ross and the flag in a short amount of time. There are steps, and I cannot remember if this building is accessible the the...More

Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour that is less than one hour. Must see and hear about our history. Add to your bucket list while in Philadelphia. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our time here but what truly made the whole visit worthwhile was talking to the woman in character as Betsy Ross in her upholstery shop on the first floor. The tickets were cheap, $5, so that made it an affordable stop for us....More

Thank EAaroundtheWorld
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This modest little house was the location of a real American entrepreneur. Betsy Ross is only known for sewing the first American flag, but this museum show that she also was a small business owner, running an upholstery shop AND supplying flags to the US...More

Thank blondoverblue63
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The house is amazing in its historical setting. I can't imagine living in a house with such narrow stairs and small rooms. The two people acting as 1776 women were great in their characterizations.

Thank Ann P
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24 June 2017|
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Response from Sandiio | Reviewed this property |
We were there the end of May, on a Friday, and it was not very crowded then.
19 December 2015|
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Response from Mfclingan | Reviewed this property |
The audio tour is I believe $2 more...well worth it!!! The self guided tour will walk you through the house and they have very minimal signage. The audio tour explains the history of the house...the story of the flags... More
17 October 2015|
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Response from Tia B | Reviewed this property |
I would allow about a Half hour then time at the gift shop!