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Betsy Ross House

Opens in 4 min: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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...more
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As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
City Centre East
+1 215-629-4026
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very small home of 1740 era with tiny rooms. The self guided tour was informative and inspiring. It was important for me to know the origin and birth of the flag of this great nation. It's probably a 20 minutes visit. Good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YatriForever
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small museum, takes about 15 min. to go through. There are signs throughout the house detailing Betsy Ross's life. There weren't any actors when I visited the place. Maybe it would have been better? So, if you want them there, check beforehand. Overall,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Arya07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get the audio so you can follow along as you tour the house. Bought tickets on line ahead of time. The house is small but full of interesting information about Betsy Ross and her life. We really enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kiwizoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A shallow little museum. Not much is known about the origin of the flag. Is it related to the flag of the East India Company flag? Is it related to the other few striped flags in the world (e.g. Catalan flag)? The actress impersonating Betsy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rafaelp467
Reviewed 6 January 2019

By far the best part of our trip to Philly. We didn't plan to go here but ended up there. The Betsy Ross impersonator and laundry girl were EXCELLENT. The museum is small but so good. I learned so much about Betsy- what a remarable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank businessamy
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Well preserved home and museum dedicated to Colonial living, Betsy Ross and the story of the Stars and Stripes. Betsy Ross reenactor shares both her own history and that of the founders she knew.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RPCV66
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Ok, first, make the place empty, because nothing inside is authentic from way back when, it's all reproduction. Still, Betsy lived here (let's not get into the Ross vs other husbands bit, you can learn about this when you are there), and did some seamstress...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dan D
Reviewed 30 November 2018

I like this attraction a lot. The women in costume, the historic house, the gorgeous flag made by Betsy Ross. I particularly like the outside of the house. It's a great spot for picture taking. The staff here is very nice too. Definately don't miss...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank adrianna24sings
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

I went here with my family and we really liked this place! Definitely not a tourist trap like other reviewers said. Don’t come looking for a huge museum, but for what this place is (a Betsy Ross house visit for $5), it does the job...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 123bradleyb
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Very interesting piece of history. It was fun to walk through the tiny house and see all the period details. The highlight for our group (two adults and four children aged 10 and younger) were the actresses portraying Betsy and Phyllis, who worked downstairs and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.
20 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!