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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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  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
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239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
+1 215-629-4026
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Note that this attraction has three floors and narrow curved staircases. We enjoyed our stop, not so much for the story of Betsy Ross, but for the insight into what a middle to upper-class residence would look like back then. The admission price is reasonable,...More

Thank LKTutor
Reviewed 3 days ago

My grandchildren who were traveling with us had never heard of Betsy Ross. This place was a great place to learn more about American history. Certainly worth the visit!

Thank sheilal170
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are three or four people synonymous with Philadelphia in our early history. Betsy is one of them. Learning about her life and seeing where she lived is worthwhile. It is reasonably priced and a short and quick tour. Time well spent.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Being Brits, we were not particularly stirred by patriotic fervour about the making of the first stars & stripes flag. Having said that, it was a very pleasant tour & very interesting to see an early settlers house and living conditions; and to hear Betsy's...More

Thank BrendaMaidenhead
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There were activities in the courtyard for the children including a Punch & Judy puppet show. Inside the home, a young lady was playing the part of Betsy. She was very interesting and insightful.

Thank victoriap888
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family liked it but it is not WC accessible, so I did not get to see it. They took pics though and it looked nice

Thank pelalem
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was walking distance and only 5$ to get in. Self guided tour doesn't take long, a half hour tops. When you come out you know all you ever wanted to know about Betsy Ross.

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building that Betsy Ross lived in when she created the American flag. There was a small store in the home before the actual museum.

Thank murdog
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned much more about Betsy ross than I expected. You go through several floors of her house and see how she lived and worked in making the flag. You also learn much more about her life and marriages.

Thank tallahatchietom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$5 well spent. This tiny house is very interesting and suitable for a 30 minute visit without missing anything. The young girl that played Betsy was fabulous and maintained her character well. This added a unique touch to the site and I was very impressed.

Thank Lee D
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What is the difference between audio tour and self guided tour? I could not find anything on their website or google. Appreciate your inputs on this! Thanks!
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
How long is the tour?
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!