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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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Stop 24 on "Constitutional walking tour of Philadelphia" 11/25

This was getting toward the end and Stop 24 on the "Constitutional walking tour of Philadelphia" . There was a small charge to go through the house, ~$18 for 4 of us. The young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mandeville, Louisiana

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was getting toward the end and Stop 24 on the "Constitutional walking tour of Philadelphia" . There was a small charge to go through the house, ~$18 for 4 of us. The young lady impersonating Betsy and speaking in first person period language was also very interesting. Walking through the entire house adn listening to Betsy for a while... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether Betsy Ross actually designed and sewed the flag is inconclusive, nevertheless this is her home and of significant historic value.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was unimpressed with everything but the open court yard. I learned more there than in the house. At least there I learned more about her life and how she came to sew the flag.

Thank Ginger B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not many things to be seen in this house though but it is sure historical. It is one of the spots in the Philadelphia Constitution Walk.

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Belmont, Lancashire.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the original house where Betsy Ross, the lady who reportedly sowed the very first Stars and Stripes lived and worked. It is set up as it would have been in the 19th Century and gives a good idea of her environment. There's even a 'real' Betsy Ross on site, in character and happy to talk to you in... More 

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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to visit when in Philadelphia to learn the history of Betsy Ross. Small house but very interesting information.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great little tour of a significant piece of history!!! I found it thoroughly fascinating. I paid the extra $2 for the audio tour versus the self guided tour. I am SOOOO happy that I did. Without the audio tour it would have been a short walk through an old house with some very basic facts about Betsy Ross.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get a good sense of history and a feeling for the period. House well preserved. Those with limited physical ability could not access everywhere

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here you get to know the history of the first American flag. George Washington asked Betsy to sew the first American flag with the stripes and 13 white stars. She proposed to shape the stars in a different, easier to make shape. Not very big but nice to see and learn, espescially if you love history you have to go... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our admission was covered by our Philadelphia Pass. Seemed like we had to stop and see this. Interesting facts and tour through the house. Took us about an hour.

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