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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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The Betsy Ross house is rather difficult to maneuver in so if you have physical limitations, are extra large, or have difficuly with stairs I wouldn't recommend doing this. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We visited the Betsy Ross house and enjoyed seeing the room where the Flag was made, We thought there woud be more to see on the tour. We opted not to purchase the audio tour, perhaps had we shelled out extra money for that we might have enjoyed it more. The house did not have any Air conditioning and it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

She was a Quaker and was in the upholstery business. She was kicked out of the Quaker church because she married an Anglican. So much for the love of Jesus and His Church. Two husbands later(both died or were killed). She returned to her original roots of the Quakers and made the famous flag which some of us honor to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I give tours of historic houses in my hometown, so I was delighted to see that Betsy Ross' home is open to the public! It is a beautiful 18th century home with many original items still inside. Regretfully we did not take the audio tour, but still got a glimpse of the house by walking through. I LOVED the Betsy... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The Betsy Ross house is rather difficult to maneuver in so if you have physical limitations, are extra large, or have difficuly with stairs I wouldn't recommend doing this. You need to navigate short spiraling staircases with small steps. The area on the upper floors are pretty limited in space. It is not air conditioned, obviously, so it is rather... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This was a nice quick stop. Since my grand daughter is just beginning to learn how to sew, she was thrilled to get her picture taken with the "Betsy Ross" actress

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My grandchildren enjoyed the self guided tour at this historic location. They were able to read and view the items at their own pace. Even the five year old enjoyed it. The young woman acting as Betsy Ross was very informative and played her part well.

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Suwanee, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I did the audio tour for $7 each and spent an hour total, no lines, great to see this little house restored to its Revolutionary War era original appearance!

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I visited here on a recent tour. Loved this little house and its part in history. The story of Betsy Ross is told here room by room. the house is small but cute. it has a narrow staircase to upstairs rooms. The admittance price was only $5.00 for adults and less fro children. Very kid friendly and doesnt take long... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

"The well-known and loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars & Stripes is tightly woven into the colorful fabric of America's rich history," so reads the promotional literature for this historic structure. The claim that Ross once lived here, and that she designed and sewed the first American flag, are considered false by most historians. Most now agree... More 

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Chickamauga, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It is part of history. But this is a tiny house with not a whole lot of information. I thought there'd be more displays in the house. But basically it was just the house. With a woman dressed up like Betsy Ross giving a little information. We got in on a military discount ($4.00 each) - And that was about... More 

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Additional Information about Betsy Ross House

Address: 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-629-4026
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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