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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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Quick and interesting

This is an interesting quick tour and Betsy Ross and one of her husbands grave is located in site. You can just walk through or take the audio self guided tour which I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Strongsville, Ohio

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Philadelphia is 80% sophisticated city, with top notch culture and fascinating colonial history. The Betsy Ross house is the "other 20%"--cheesy, silly tourist traps. If you are seeking high kitsch and a museum devoted more to myth than fact, head to the Betsy Ross house. She never actually lived here, and they'll tell you "she rented nearby" but when she... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting quick tour and Betsy Ross and one of her husbands grave is located in site. You can just walk through or take the audio self guided tour which I would recommend. It takes about a half an hour.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A lot of fun. Very tiny house, it was hard to imagine how so many people lived in it. Thankfully someone saved the house from destruction and restored. Betsy / Elizabeth was a very interesting woman. This is a very small house with very narrow and steep stairs. There is a small entrance fee and I would not want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Set along a quiet street is the unassuming home of Betsy Ross. You will find out through historical demonstration and writings that she was much more than just a flag maker. Take the time to hear the presentation about her other activities and walk through the home where she lived and worked.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

So 18th Century homes were small, with many small rooms. Plus, being in the city, even then there wasn't a lot of room for a hugely spacious home. Take a visit to Betsy's house. See the room where some of the founding fathers sat, talked with Betsy and commissioned the first U.S. Flag. See the tiny rooms, the amazingly small... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Before I went to the Betsy Ross House, I knew practically nothing about Betsy Ross. I was really impressed with her story and the presentation of the house. I think it's fitting that she should have a tribute in our nation's first capital. I was most impressed with the live portrayal of Betsy. She's quite knowledgeable and very pleasant.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Cute little courtyard and a shady spot to take a break if walking about the city. They were shooting a commercial while we were there. Didn't visit the museum, little spendy.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If it wasn't for the fact that it was Betsy Ross' house, it wouldn't be worth the visit. I went because my granddaughter wanted to see it. It's much like many other colonial houses that can be found in many places across the U.S. Total time to go through the house is 10-15 minutes, so it really isn't worth the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Part of the Historic Philadelphia Tour. Great if you are in a group with a guide to explain all the stops along the way.. good for MS kids and adults as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Always enjoy stepping into history. My daughter (10) enjoyed the audio tour and also interacting with Betsy who showed her how to cut out a perfect star and gave it to her! Fun and interesting for all.

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