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Betsy Ross House

239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215-629-4026
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$50*
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Philadelphia Segway Tour
65%
Ranked #70 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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134 reviews 134 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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47 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Issaquah
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30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We all most did not go here. It would have been a mistake to miss this. Does not take much time but we learned so much about the time and her.

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Vienna, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It was $5 well spent to visit the house. It is small and well done. I learned a LOT. Not recommended for those who can't do steep narrow stairways.

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linz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

not only get you to know how and why the first American flag was made and by whom but it is also a nice stroll through the 18th century orginal house with the different rooms which were very small at that time and get to know the live of Betsy Ross.

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Simpsonville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Visit this well curated original house where Betsy lived. She had three husbands and was in the upholstering business at a time when women did not do much business. This house is very well restored and only takes a short amount of time to see the history. Nice gift shop, optional audio tours, nice seating area outside. Easy to get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

OK, there is a entrance fee, but its worth it. Small place and yet a lot to see. take your time to get into the story. Especially the lady that impersonated Betsy, plays her part of the story very good. Listen closely to her performance and the story comes alive.

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