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Betsy Ross House

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
Phone Number:
+1 215-629-4026
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

The well-known and loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars &...

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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Nice quick stop

I love that this was preserved. Went as soon as it opened and had to wait for Betsy to raise the flag. Literally. Was in a rush so this was VERY annoying. The kids from another... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Holly T
New York City, New York
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A real piece of history! You'll learn that she didn't just make flags, she risked her very life in doing so!

Thank Bill C
Laguna Niguel, California
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They have impersonators showing Betsy Ross making the flag. It is worth while to go through. It might take 30 minutes unless busy.

Thank Nothomemuch
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love that this was preserved. Went as soon as it opened and had to wait for Betsy to raise the flag. Literally. Was in a rush so this was VERY annoying. The kids from another family seemed to enjoy it but it was pretty lame for adults to have to endure.

Thank Holly T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We should all be thankful that the grandson, or great-grandson of Betsy Ross was able to get her house on the national registry of historical sites. I knew very little about her prior to this self-guided audio tour and was surprised to learn of the incredible difficulties she endured during her life. Widowed twice before she was 30 years old,... More 

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Dunlap, IL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I personally like renovated homes of famous patriots and this is no exception. Very well done, with an optional audio tour (use this - it's worth it). Small gift shop, and courtyard make this a really nice stop. Five dollar admission fee at this writing. Worth it, we thought.

Thank westwardh0
Crossville, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This entire visit took a short amount of time, but it was another addition to our historical tour that the students enjoyed. The lady portraying Betsy was knowledgeable and kept the attention of all students. I learned a few things here myself!

Thank 68jen70
Ofallon, mo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved hearing more of the story of Betsy Ross who from family tradition made the first flag of the new United States. Visit her grave in the courtyard, listen to the audio tour and meet wonderful reenactors. The laundress did a fabulous job! Be careful on the narrow winding steps going both up and down. They were difficult for me.

Thank Kjgage
Waterbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another must see. Step back in time as you visit The Betsy Ross home. See and read about how her life was and the accomplishments she had as you stroll threw this Museum.

Thank Karen K
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So reasonably priced! I learned a lot and enjoyed the audio tour. In one room a young woman played Betsy Ross. I was impressed by her breadth of knowledge. As a seamstress I had very specific questions. She did not disappoint. This is a must see.

Thank Kim G
Crestview, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is small and gets crowded, so be patient. Take your time and check out all the artifacts and explanations. Go online and get your tickets in advance to save some time. Very neat place with good narration on the history of Betsy Ross. Biggest negative was the surrounding area, lots of homeless trying to hustle a buck, sometimes... More 

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