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Betsy Ross House

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Address: 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Small, but fun

Don't expect to spend too much time going through the house. It is pretty small. However, it is inexpensive and easy to get to. We were happy we went. Comparing this to the Paul... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mark T
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Americans might know it from their high school text books, but it was interesting for me to know that it was Betsy who stitched the original flag with 13 stars? Sorry if I am mistaken.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't expect to spend too much time going through the house. It is pretty small. However, it is inexpensive and easy to get to. We were happy we went. Comparing this to the Paul Revere house in Boston, this is slightly larger with a little more to see. This house also has a gift shop and a nice courtyard. If... More 

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Amherst, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ask any early American historian and they'll tell you that Betsy Ross isn't a real person. She's an amalgamation of several people involved in Philadelphia history, so while the house has interesting historical information it's partially fictionalized.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and I went for a visit. It was a short tour, however, the actress who played Betsy was great. She stayed in character and it really did feel like we were talking to Betsy Ross

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The name says it all. This house has been restored to what the inside might have looked like back when she made the first American flag. There is a self guided audio tour and if you are lucky, you will run into an actor playing Betsy, a friend or the help. There is a lot of history in this small... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a terrific historic spot. The tour is very informative and it is very interesting to see how they lived during those early times. A rich historic must see!

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Radnor, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No of Philadelphia is complete without taking a visit here. First thing you notice was that Betsy lived in a tiny home! Talk about a trends setter!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed seeing this house and learning from the guides--who were witty and brilliant. The gift shop is nice too!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an accurate reproduction, with docents playing the parts: our "Betsy" was superb and brought the whole experience to life. Very inexpensive and fascinating.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It gave me chills being in the house where the maker of our first flag lived. If you like history, you'll like the tour.

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