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Betsy Ross House

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Address: 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-629-4026
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: Historic Georgian-style home where the first American flag was made pays...
Historic Georgian-style home where the first American flag was made pays tribute to the creator of the Stars and Stripes.
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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Make this part of the walk through historty - very cute and quaint little house

This is a very small but lovely house, with a large American flag displayed, of course. Make this part of the historical walk, very close to Effreth's Alley. It is also close to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Take pictures from the outside and the historical plaque. Inside is just tourist trinkets and a 10 by 10 museum that has a charge and from what I saw not worth whatever the cost.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was interesting to see this house and it is beautifully kept but overpriced. The house is very small and there were no actors present on our visit. The presence of actors would make it much more enjoyable I think. The story of Betsy is an interesting one, she was a Quaker. Overall I think it is sufficient to view... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a very small but lovely house, with a large American flag displayed, of course. Make this part of the historical walk, very close to Effreth's Alley. It is also close to Independence Hall historic area. We did not go inside, none the less, it was worth it to include it as part of our American history walk.

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York PA
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32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

this was a nice walk from all of our activities. Felt I was in the middle of history. Actually purchased a breakfast mug to commemorate our visit. It was historically significant.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Everyone is captivated by the woman who sewed our nation's flag, but I wouldn't call this a must-see attraction in Philadelphia. The house is nice, but very small, which makes the $5 admission fee seem high (we didn't do the audio tour, which was even more expensive). Certainly the highlight of the visit was discovering "Betsy" working in her upholstery... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

You can't get anything more apple pie than the stars and stripes. This museum pay homage to the spectacular stars and stripes. This museum is amazing. Give it a try 👍👍👍👍

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a must see place, lots of American history here to learn about. I of course knew of the famous Betsy Ross, but did not know her personal background, only that she had sewn the flag. This was very interesting, very well organized. I loved the big family tree on the wall near the back stairs. She is buried... More 

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West Chester, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

As an historian who had not been to the Betsy Ross House in decades, I was glad to see the change in interpretation. This is very difficult task to accomplish and I applaud them. No longer to they shout that the thrice-married Mrs. Ross sewed the first 13- star American flag, but rightfully demostrate her skills as an upholsterer, and... More 

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Cheshire, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a small attraction in the historic area of Philadelphia that should not be missed. My wife and I did the self guided tour which was well presented. When in the house we were presented with a young lady who dressed the period and spoke as Betsy Ross. She gave a short presentation and answered questions and was wonderful... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Lots of rooms to look in and travel through.lots of artifacts to look at. actors make it seem quite real

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