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Betsy Ross House

Address: 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
Phone Number: 215-629-4026
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
65%
Ranked #74 of 550 things to do in Philadelphia
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Historic Georgian-style home where the first American flag was made...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My 8 year old step daughter was learning about Betsy Ross in school so I thought this would be a a good way to continue the learning, but I wasn't sure how engaging it would be for her age. She loved it! A children's audio tour is available but she wasn't interested in trying it, so we took the self-guided... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I am always amazed at how small homes like this are - and apparently this one was also shared at one time. There was a souvenir shop attached and a costumed hostess shown within a replica upholstery shop on one level (Betsy) who explained her business & connection with General Washington. Very nice little tour.

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Denver, Colorado
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I found this to be the best of the ‘Independence” sights in Philly. Granted the Founders risked their lives, fortunes and families drafting/signing the Declaration Of Independence and many paid that price. Betsy Ross risked as much and in a way was in a much more dangerous situation than the Founders who were on clear battle lines. After being visited... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you brought kids, I wouldn’t be surprised if they found this boring. There’s only one interactive part of this place and that’s when you get to Betsy’s sewing room where they have someone playing Betsy. She does a very short spiel that she repeats almost immediately after beginning, but if you ask questions when she finishes the spiel, she’ll... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

I found it very interesting yo walk through this museum as it really shows how a shopkeeper lived and how small the rooms (and beds) were! Definitely smaller, shorter...our forefathers were! Don't do this if claustrophobic or have difficulty with smaller windy staircases. Takes only a short time yo go through so maybe not worthwhile if no interest in architecture/design... More 

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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28 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Not part of the historic area maintained by the NPS, but close by. You enter through the gift shop and then have an opportunity to pay a fee and enter the house itself. The fee was not excessive ($5.00) and there was a discount for military and for seniors. However, no one told us the house has steep, narrow, and... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The house isn't too big so it didn't take that long to tour. Stairs going downstairs are narrow so if you have a hard time walking, it might be a bit difficult. Across the street is a store that sells all kinds of flags if you are interested.

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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Betsy Ross house, located within the old historic section of Philadelphia, is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area (and especially if you have purchased a combination ticket that includes this attraction, as we did). It is easy to find, and very close to Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Quaker Meeting House, and other... More 

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Miami
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316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was probably my least favorite stop on our long weekend visit to Philadelphia to see all the historic sights as I felt it was geared much more towards children plus it was very crowded and cramped with narrow staircases and too many people at one time in each room. I felt obliged to visit here due to the historical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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