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Betsy Ross House

239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
+1 215-629-4026
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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 18th century. Tour the house and then stay a while longer to learn more about Betsy and her exciting life and times through our interactive, historical programming.
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  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
City Center East
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+1 215-629-4026
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a good stop for my three teenagers and me. Spring for the audio tour. It had a lot of great information in it. We encountered two actresses playing parts: Betsy Ross herself and a washer woman. Both were ready to chat with whoever...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a cute little house and it's a great way to discover more information about Betsy Ross. However, she never actually lived there.... so you are basically visiting an interesting old house and learning about someone who lived down the street.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Betsy Ross house is one of my favorite things to do in the city thus far in our trip. The tour can be self guided so no waiting in long lines. You can read the labels yourself or purchase an audio guide. You walk...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just happened to have walked by the Betsy Ross House and decided we needed to take the time to visit. SO glad we did. What a great little treasure. Friendly, knowledgable folks who work here. It didn't take very long but we very much...More

Thank Vicki A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house where Betsy Ross sewed the First American Flag. Good to see since it's part of history. They also have a good souvenir shop inside.

Thank MLRQ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish we had come right before it opened. They did a nice little session to put up the flag and do a cheer. The house was a little tour. The staircases are very winding and steep. We liked seeing the laundry as well as...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my precocious 9 year-old daughter and developmentally-delayed 6 year-old son this afternoon. We only had a little time, and this was a great pick. We did not opt for the audio tour because of time, but had we had more and I had...More

Thank EHScott
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many amazing historical places in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, the Betsy Ross House is not one of them. It is a complete waste of time. It is extremely commercialized and lacks any historical favor. In my opinion, this is the worse 'historical' attraction in Philadelphia.

Thank Daniel G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Betsy Ross house. We did the guided audio tour, which lasts less than an hour. It was informative, and I thought they did a great job keeping the home as close to original as possible. We learned a...More

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always good to tour a place that's preserved and historically accurate. This is such a place. Great care is shown to give the visitor an authentic tour of the house as it might have been in Betsy's time. Betsy herself is there to answer...More

Thank Ellenlyn
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inspire132017
June 24, 2017|
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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.
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Vivek440
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
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sm502015
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!
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