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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. *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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239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
City Center East
+1 215-629-4026
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time here but what truly made the whole visit worthwhile was talking to the woman in character as Betsy Ross in her upholstery shop on the first floor. The tickets were cheap, $5, so that made it an affordable stop for us....More

Thank EAaroundtheWorld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This modest little house was the location of a real American entrepreneur. Betsy Ross is only known for sewing the first American flag, but this museum show that she also was a small business owner, running an upholstery shop AND supplying flags to the US...More

Thank blondoverblue63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house is amazing in its historical setting. I can't imagine living in a house with such narrow stairs and small rooms. The two people acting as 1776 women were great in their characterizations.

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting to see the homes and lives of people who were so much a part of history. This is easy to locate, on a Main Street. Easy walk to find and tour.

Thank bellame
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small house and only takes a half hour or so to tour. Also, beware that there are a lot of steep stairs. We just did the self-guided tour ($4 for seniors; $5 regular).

Thank RandyRoss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so tiny. Self guided or audio tour. They had an active demonstration in the courtyard which was fun. Betsey was an amazing upholstery person. Only made one flag and the rest is history. Great stop.

Thank sexysun
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The walk from Independence hall visitor center or the mint is nearby, so in the area, go see it. There is a fee to get in, not too bad, they offer $2 more for audio, we didnt' do that, just self guided, stuff to read...More

Thank 46oceangirl
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Take a step back in time and find out how the Stars & Stripes was born. For 5 bucks tour the house, it only takes 30 mins. Informative and without overload. It's opens at 10 which is probably a good time to visit before the...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 31 October 2017

"Real life" exhibit with actor playing Betsy Ross. House filled with period furniture and materials of the time. Access very difficult to some parts due to steep internal stairs but available to other areas. Worth the visit to experience one woman's input to the patriot...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We headed here as the line for the Liberty Bell was to the corner and halfway down the block sidewalk. Cost for the group of 11 was only $22 which made this an amazing deal! The house is small and can be tight but I...More

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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!