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Betsy Ross House

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Address: 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
Phone Number: 215-629-4026
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Stars and Stripes

This was a nice glimpse into the daily life of Betsy Ross... we were lucky enough to have a great conversation with the period costumed washer women who explained to us what it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a nice glimpse into the daily life of Betsy Ross... we were lucky enough to have a great conversation with the period costumed washer women who explained to us what it was like to do laundry back in the day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One thing that you realize immediately is how small the homes were that people lived in. We took the audio tour. It was very informative and easy to do. A little bit difficult negotiating the stairs for some.

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not surprising, we learned this home was not really owned by B Ross, In fact, it's not the original. But there was a lot of good info and history to be learned. Cute gift shop

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Niagara Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazed at how little I actually knew about Betsy Ross until I visited her home. What a remarkable woman she was and until the mid 19th century was almost forgotten. A good perspective on her life and living in late 18th century Philadelphia.

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Rhode Island, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Admission for audio tour is adults $7 and child 6. See the house where the US flag was sewed. Some of her tools and needles. Examples of how life was at that time. and about her life.

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Philadelphia, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very inexpensive to go in and see where Betsy Ross live and to learn a little about her life and the life of those who lived during her time in Philadelphia.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Personally, I love history, but I wouldn't say it is worth the entrance fee. The house is super tiny, and it is a popular attraction, so it gets super crowded. Not much to really look at. By installing cameras and other modern day technology, they have taken away from the authenticity of the home. Sad.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Betsy Ross was good.I just thought it was a bit more.But,it was fine.I haven't been since I was a little girl

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice short tour. We did the self guided with narration and found it worth the extra couple of bucks to have the narration. The actress portraying Betsy Ross could not have been better- knowledgeable and fun interaction. Well worth the stop!

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Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to splurge on the audio tour. It will bring the tour to life for you. Take your time and enjoy! Highly recommend!

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