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Betsy Ross House

239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215-629-4026
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Ranked #70 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Historic Georgian-style home where the first American flag was made...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This house is so interesting. You can picture Betsy sitting and sewing and living her life there. It is well-maintained with authentic furniture...Just a fun place to visit to add to your knowledge of our country's flag..

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Fun. Not overly exciting but very cool to experience. Particularly enjoyed being able to walk through the home and have a brief experience. Heck, if you are going to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall you might as well.

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donchamp
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Some interesting info learned during the tour, but surprisingly sparse. A little noisy with school groups around. Easy to street park during the week.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I thought this site was really well preserved, and the staff was quite friendly. We did the audio tour, and that added so much for the kids (and us). (The audio tour is narrated by "Betsy Ross" so that's a nice touch. And then you meet up with her in her workshop!) There are quite a few stairs involved if... More 

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Parkville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

There is less to the Betsy Ross house than you may think. For one thing, it's pretty small so the tour doesn't take very long. For another, the tour is self-guided and no one is on hand to give you much information as you move through the rooms. A Betsy Ross re-enactor is in one of them and she was... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was totally annoyed by the audio tour, boring and too much unimportant detail. The house was quite interesting, and the live performer was excellent - but this is a 5-10 minute stop - not 30.

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Northern Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Honestly, I thought this would be a bigger deal but there is really nothing much in here. It would be cool if they had the original flag she sewed but I don't think so. I could be wrong so please look that up.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I visited with my young adult-age daughter and (80 year old) mother. The three of us enjoyed the house, but the narrow, winding staircases definitely made us appreciate our modern accommodations. The variety of exhibits were worthwhile, including a clever cooking demonstration for children in the lower level. Scavenger hunt activities also may make it appealing for younger visitors. The... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Betsy Ross House is a quick visit while you are touring the old city. The house really gives a good scale representation of how citizens lived back in that era. There isn't a lot to the Betsy Ross House, but they do have a few cool facts and artifacts like a cane belonging to her last husband. Worth the... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My family took the audio tour at the Betsy Ross House. Employee in charge of getting us set up with headphones and audio units was less than helpful and even less friendly. They ran out of headphones, so we were instructed to hold the units like cell phones. The audio information was interesting and helpful. The space was too crowded... More 

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