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Betsy Ross House

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Address: 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
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+1 215-629-4026
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Historic Georgian-style home where the first American flag was made pays...

Historic Georgian-style home where the first American flag was made pays tribute to the creator of the Stars and Stripes.

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Cool Patriotic Thing To Visit

A nice exhibit that is pretty much factual and helps banish many of the myths. Good for a quick look.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
RickMIusa
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

See where the flag was created. See the story behind the flag. Did Betsy design the flag? Did she really sew the flag? Was everything on the up and up with the flag? To find the answers to those and more , go see her house.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for kids. We got the audio tour for our 7 year old and she was super excited and learned a lot.

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Thank NotYourBroom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Betsy Ross House is a blast from the past. The house explores three way little lived in the late 1700s. Getting to meet Betsy Ross and the kids asking her questions was the best part. She describes what she does for a living and discusses why she made the flag and it's history. Overall a great and inexpensive adventure... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here twice, once when I was twelve post 1976 celebrations and this last summer. It is inspiring to see the places that have shaped our history including this home of the great person that created our first flag.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well preserved, restored, and maintained house, representing a valuable piece of American history. Several rooms in the house, with furniture and artifacts let visitors imagine how life in XVIII c. was. There are several life impersonators of Betsy Ross and her mates that add to the taste of the whole picture. The house also has a souvenir store with... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We must confess, we hadn't heard of Betsy Ross until our visit to Philadelphia. Without wishing to spoil the story for future visitors this is a tale of courage, personal tragedy and the Flag - told in her surviving home. A tough life, bravely lived. It makes a powerful and astonishing story. Thank goodness these stories are recorded and buildings... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice exhibit that is pretty much factual and helps banish many of the myths. Good for a quick look.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learnt so much being in Philadelphia. I had no idea this was where the first American Flag was made in secret. Quaint little house, but extremely interesting. Was very pleased to have gone and visited.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small but interesting house where some of the staff play their part in character. This is a fun way to learn and interact and suitable for all ages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a highlight of my trip to Philly. A walk through the house where the first US flag made in secret is very worthwhile. It's nice to be reminded that our country was founded by men AND women who wanted the greater good to prevail, especially in such an unrestful time like now. Pay the extra $2 for the audio... More 

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