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Betsy Ross House

Neighborhood: City Center East
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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
Fee: Yes
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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Small, but packed with history

This is a stop on the hop on, hop off bus tours. It was really interesting to visit Betsy Ross' house to see how she and her family lived. The house is small but perfectly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is a stop on the hop on, hop off bus tours. It was really interesting to visit Betsy Ross' house to see how she and her family lived. The house is small but perfectly formed and full of history. I enjoyed the actress playing Betsy Ross - she stayed in character the whole time.

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Macduff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I've never been to Place where the history is not entirely validated,and even after my visit I'm still not a hundred percent sure if this was where betsy ross sewed the first American flag,and historians can't even be sure that she lived in this house,the original house was adjacent to the one standing now . The house is only a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice little house where the first US flag was made. Nice little tour thru history. Nice gift shop at the start. Not expensive. 5 dollars for an adult

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I had heard some mixed reviews including on historic validity. While there may be some questions, I found it to be great. Only a short walk from the rest of the historic sites. I fully recommend you take the time to visit. You get to see what the historical homes of the area looked like and you get to learn... More 

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The house is very small and some of it was changed. It was a nice little visit, though. It is reasonably priced and the staff is so kind, welcoming, and helpful. We were surprised how little there was to read and see and it went very quick. It was just a tour of a few rooms with small signs. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Visiting the area with my two sons ages 5 and 8. I really liked this stop. The house is tucked into a row of buildings a few short blocks from the Visitor Center - you'll pass Ben Franklin's grave site on the way. We're visiting in March and tickets for the self guided tour were 5.00 for myself and 3.50... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a bit out of the way but worth the walk. It was very interesting to learn about Betsy Ross' life and see how she lived. I learned things about Betsy Ross I did not know . She was truly an entrepreneur. The house is small and the stairs are a bit frightening but the history was rich. A... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Parking lot across the street from house. After paying for the ticket we did the self guided tour through the home. Some very neat original things in the home. My favorite was Betsy's eye glasses. In the basement is a live Betsy Ross. She talks like she is the real Betsy. She was very entertaining. She answers questions about her... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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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