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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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
City Center East
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was included in our City pass, therefore we only scanned our downloads and we were asked if we wanted to recorded guide. - The place is rather small and the tour can be done in less than half and hour, however what made...More

Thank TERRAvelista
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The very young people manning the ticket counter did not tell us there were two school groups in the house, totaling about 60 kids. There are 3 or 4 very narrow, winding staircases. All the kids couldn’t fit into the room where Betsy was so...More

Thank Nanette L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by because we were interested in the little historic house. It was interesting, and had interactive activities for kids. The courtyard fountain with cats was my favorite little quirk about it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting to see the historic home. Do not go if you can not handle very narrow, steep stairs. This would be very uncomfortable in the summer. If you see a long line outside, that is for field trip groups . Other visitors buy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here in a bus tour and it was worth the stop! Betsy is buried just outside the house and just the look and feel of the house gives you an idea of what things must have been like back then!

Thank Renee P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Betsy Ross House is a classic small brick home in the old city section that was built around 1752. She is credited with sewing the 1st flag of 13 circular stars. She was quite an accomplished seamstress having embroidered shirt ruffles for George Washington...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Her grave is in the front yard. You learn more about her taking the tour, narrow stairs going downstairs, it is a very minimal fee, I think it was $2 or $3 per person.

Thank DOROTHY M
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We stayed outside in the court yard due to time. A nice visit. There was ready material outside that may have given you enough information. A history lesson for sure and a must stop as you walk by. You could learn a lot in the...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We only had a short time to see museums before our flight home and we choose this and it was a good decision. The rooms and artifacts are important but the best part was talking to the women in the house. They played their parts...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This would be a quick and short visit, but in the lights of US history you've visited at the Independence complex it's a natural extension. Not far from the Independence Hall when heading to the Elfreth's Alley

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inspire132017
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.
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Vivek440
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
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sm502015
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!
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