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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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Must-see history, lovely courtyard.

This is a must see place, lots of American history here to learn about. I of course knew of the famous Betsy Ross, but did not know her personal background, only that she had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must see place, lots of American history here to learn about. I of course knew of the famous Betsy Ross, but did not know her personal background, only that she had sewn the flag. This was very interesting, very well organized. I loved the big family tree on the wall near the back stairs. She is buried... More 

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West Chester, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

As an historian who had not been to the Betsy Ross House in decades, I was glad to see the change in interpretation. This is very difficult task to accomplish and I applaud them. No longer to they shout that the thrice-married Mrs. Ross sewed the first 13- star American flag, but rightfully demostrate her skills as an upholsterer, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a small attraction in the historic area of Philadelphia that should not be missed. My wife and I did the self guided tour which was well presented. When in the house we were presented with a young lady who dressed the period and spoke as Betsy Ross. She gave a short presentation and answered questions and was wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Lots of rooms to look in and travel through.lots of artifacts to look at. actors make it seem quite real

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Chatham, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Without the audio tour, you will be in and out in 5 minutes. The audio tour with narration from "Betsy" herself is entertaining. Avoid arriving when school tours arrive--you will not get to ask many questions. The five-pointed star thing is the highlight. Too bad they don't let the kids try it for themselves. (There are directions how to cut... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Three rooms in a house that Betsy Ross didn't own, probably only rented a room, was a waste of time and energy (three flights of turnpike stairs)! No, no, no!

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Suffolk NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was a great walk back in history. Pay the few dollars extra for the listening tour you get more info out if it. My 7 year old and 16 year old loved the tour ( so did I but I won't give my age lol)

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Elk Grove, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Not really worth the $5 admission, you'll be in and out in 15 mins, best part of this is when the betsy ross actress is "working" but at the end of the day, this should be part of another museum/exhibit, admission should be half the price or should be donation only.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

"Betsy" is in her shoppe ready to answer questions and show you how she can cut a 5 pointed star with 1 snip of the scissors! Audio option is worth the small additional cost. It's a little bit "wordy" but it does offer in-depth information and makes the tour more than just a looky-loo, pass through tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you're in Philadelphia for historical things you have to stop here. Who hasn't heard the story of Betsy Ross? This was one of our stops that was covered on our Philadelphia pass. It's a $5 entry fee and if you want the audio tour at an additional $7.00. With the Philadelphia pass it was included so it was free... More 

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