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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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Wow, an interesting gal

This tiny house really puts you into the 1700 era. We had no idea what an entrepreneur old Betsy was. Nor how many husbands she had. Worth the trip

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Winfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice visit to the house where first flag was "made" Tiny little house jsut a few blocks from Independence hall. Very low key, no real tour, take your time and see what life or homes were like in the 1760's. nice gift shop with lots of place outside to site and rest.

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McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Betsy Ross answered the call when her country needed her. Also learned about her marriages and the different jobs she held. It was quite warm in the home. They should air condition it.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kids were so bored. I was bored. It's not even her house. Souvenirs in house to buy. Perhaps if you are interested in history it would be a great place to visit. We were brought here as part of a group tour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tiny house really puts you into the 1700 era. We had no idea what an entrepreneur old Betsy was. Nor how many husbands she had. Worth the trip

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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an informative, go at your own pace tour. It was very reasonable and you really felt the history that had occurred in this house.

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were limited on time but wished we would have purchased the tape recorded tour. We enjoyed her life story and learned quite a few things I didn't know about her hard life.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like most, we went to Elizabeth's house knowing only that she sewed up the original Stars and Stripes. This little house gave us a much clearer picture of the woman behind the legend. This is living history in cramped halls that reaches out and grabs the tourist and takes them back to 18th century America. At $5 per person, ($7... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Betsy Ross House is a historical visit and worthwhile Betsy Ross had a full and interesting lifespan. The stairways are small and hard to move around, however, you can still view the rooms that Betsy Ross lived in. You can see how tiny everything was as compared to today!

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old house is well maintained and the people are friendly. But it is just an old house that Betsy had lived in. If you are a huge Betsy Ross fan, then don't miss this stop...if not, there are other things to spend your time on. Tour is about 15-30 minutes based on your speed, and there are some tight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I suppose that Betsy, as a quaker would have been a strong woman. Goodness the woman acting her out was! She was great and brought the house alive. To those of us in Europe it is not the most historic house but it is interesting. I do like the fact that historians neither know if she did the first flag... More 

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