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Betsy Ross House

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Address: 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
Phone Number: +1 215-629-4026
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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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I missed this attraction on my previous visit to the city. There is history here and those who want to preserve it are to be commended. The rooms of the home, along with the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing house and I love the docent that plays the part of Betsy Ross, answering questions!! It is a very special place!

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Superior, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

People working at re-inacting history were engaging and authentic. To see the small bedroom that Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag was a true look back in history. If Betsy would have been found out, that George Washington requested she make the flag, she could have been tried as a traitor. What a fabulous look back into the early... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 489 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Betsy Ross house is a popular attraction in Philadelphia. Whilst some say that the story has myth status, the fact is that it is a delightful house and a great representation of the period. Famed as the seamstress who sewed the First American Flag, there is a large sample hung on the side of the building. Betsy and her... More 

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Southern California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I missed this attraction on my previous visit to the city. There is history here and those who want to preserve it are to be commended. The rooms of the home, along with the 'live' characters add to the history of this venue. I questioned them and received authentic responses enhanced my tour. The gift shop adds to this attraction.... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring kids here to learn about our flag, they will enjoy it and so will you. Check out the hours as they are not open late.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great little stop in the day of many.. We spent the extra $2 a person for the audio tour and it was well worth it.. My daughters battery or machine quit and the quickly gave me a new one and you can skip to where you left off.. Betsy Ross had an amazing life .. It's a... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toured this with a group of Middle school students. They found the room sizes to be small and bare which emphasized the difference in life. Was great to see different types of material that Betsy would have worked with along with the close proximity to others in her small house.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another place of history to see, and fascinating it is to, to hear of the bravery of this woman and her part in the history of America is an eyeopener

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Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is an admission cost and climbing the steps inside can be a slight hazard as they are steep, in the round, with short steps. Great to see period time furniture etc. Check out the basin at bedside.

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Suwon, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been there long long ago before the shop and rest area was made behind the house. At that time travers could enter through front door of the building faced to the street. Nowadays they say this Betsy Ross legend was not real but anyhow it's the place memory was left. There was a Penny Franklin statue in front of... More 

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