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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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  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
City Centre East
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"american flag"
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"small house"
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"actress playing"
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"nice courtyard"
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"gift shop"
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"quick visit"
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"entrance fee"
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"historic philadelphia"
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"elfreth's alley"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Betsy Ross house. We did the guided audio tour, which lasts less than an hour. It was informative, and I thought they did a great job keeping the home as close to original as possible. We learned a...More

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always good to tour a place that's preserved and historically accurate. This is such a place. Great care is shown to give the visitor an authentic tour of the house as it might have been in Betsy's time. Betsy herself is there to answer...More

Thank Ellenlyn
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the outside of the property whilst on a walking tour a couple of years ago, promised we would return, and it was good to finally step across the threshold. The house, whilst not large, has an interesting back story and the history interwoven...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting experience and to learn about Betsy Ross. I was surprised at some of the details. House is small, so walk through tour is quick. We did NOT get the audio tour but there was plenty of information available. An actress played Betsy and another...More

Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you visit the place where she lived and see the amazing quaint house...it really is well worth seeing!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a small fee to enter this self-guided tour of Betsy's house. Costumed actors offer some information. I did not see the original flag there.

Thank mrdo43
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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 19 April 2018 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 13 April 2018

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.

Thank Linnea M
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

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

1  Thank Karen S
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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
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
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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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