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Betsy Ross House

239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+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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  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
+1 215-629-4026
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Reviewed yesterday

Sadly when I arrived here the museum was closed. This is a stop on the hop on hop off bus tour, and earlier in the day I saw there were some great actors dressed in period costume. There is an excellent gift store which was...More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The live actors provided a good example of how people lived during that time. The grounds are beautiful. The gift shop staff was very helpful providing us ideas for our next stop $5 entry $2 Audio

Thank MKEtraveler2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Betsy Ross House museum tells the fantastic story of this very proud and strong lady, audio is available.

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 1 week ago

An unique time period attraction that explains the history of US flags. Young children will enjoy people dressed in 1770s costumes explaining the genesis and history of the US flag.

1  Thank Nil N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by with my son and the price for the short tour was dirt cheap! If you think you knew about Betsy Ross your wrong, you'll come away really impressed. The only bad thing was the heavy stench of urine outside courtesy of the drunks...More

1  Thank walt881
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small house so a short visit but gave us a wonderful sense of both the woman herself and that period in history. The children loved the audio guide, although we could have gone around the house a second time just reading the info boards...More

1  Thank Marieka86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you think you know the story of Betsy Ross, think again !!! Take this audio guided tour and you will have a whole new appreciation for Betsy Ross and what she actually stood for. She was a strong woman and had many different lives...More

2  Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic old house with steep staircases and narrow doorways. Lots of interesting facts, Betsy was one hell of a woman that I wasn't aware of. Actors on site were excellent interacting with guests especially kids. They offer an audio tour, we didn't do it but...More

1  Thank Snonut800
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would recommend doing the self-paced tour without the extra audio ($2 extra). The audio tour is too sluggish and you can read the exhibits and get the same essence without all the music and intro's. Best part of tour was lady on ground floor as...More

1  Thank Jolangfo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

interesting place to visit- the audio tour helped me to understand what i was viewing- the home is decorated as if it were during the time she made the flag - neat to see how the colonist lived during that time

Thank sherry30286
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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!