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Betsy Ross House

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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. The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the...more
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As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
City Center East
+1 215-629-4026
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was worth seeing But after really reading about her story, how much evidence is there that she really made our first flag, and did she actually live there seems to be fairly certain but not 100 percent

Thank rbejr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike some of the other reviews, we found the Betsy Ross House a bit boring. We visited a few rooms and read the signs. At least the tickets didn’t cost much. I don’t know if it’s a better experience if you do the audio tour....More

Thank MsMNyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not on my list of places to visit but decided to visit it when I walked by it. Admission was nominal but the historical value priceless. Took the self-tour which, in hindsight, wasn't necessary unless you have the time and is a history...More

Thank damookie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was easy to locate and actually walked to it while taking a self tour around the historical sites. The admission fee was very reasonable for either self guided or audio tour. Upon entering the little home they could have a bit more lighting to...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't do the door $5 as we were pressed for time, but we did stop to take pictures and read all the plaques on the history. There is a small gift shop that you can go through also.

Thank maritimeramman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't just walk by the outside and take photos. Take the time to see the inside and get a peek into the conditions of how people used to live. This was really interesting and historical. The staff do a great job!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great short history lesson for my 7 year old twins . Wasn’t too overwhelming, great interactive museum & learned important lesson in our great history. Well worth the visit also in a very cute area & the Mint is right near it . Highly recommend...More

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t do the recorded walking tour maybe it would have made this place more interesting. I’m not saying you shouldn’t go it’s just not that interesting overall.

Thank Duffyman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always heard about the Betsy Ross House but to experience it first hand was great. Fifteen to twenty minutes is sufficient and well worth the time.

Thank GM-FLA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The house was nice. The actress portraying Betsy Ross, was snippy at our questions. Not very friendly very early in the morning.

Thank Matt Y
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Response from Sandiio | Reviewed this property |
We were there the end of May, on a Friday, and it was not very crowded then.
December 19, 2015|
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Response from Mfclingan | Reviewed this property |
The audio tour is I believe $2 more...well worth it!!! The self guided tour will walk you through the house and they have very minimal signage. The audio tour explains the history of the house...the story of the flags... More
October 17, 2015|
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Response from Tia B | Reviewed this property |
I would allow about a Half hour then time at the gift shop!