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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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239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
City Center East
+1 215-629-4026
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a nice little bit stop during our Philly fun weekend. It is inexpensive, and even less for military.interactive with people portraying characters. Gift shop. Guided tour available for a couple extra dollars.Photo op outside by flag, front door, gardens, or cute cat statues!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Diane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small but informative house. Take a step back in time and see where the creator of the flag lived and learn more information about her life.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pat9doerr11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The house is smallish but they pack a lot of information into a small area and the admission fee is very reasonable. We learned a lot, got to see Betsy Ross' actual signature on an original document and we loved the Betsy Ross interpreter.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 29kindergartencuties
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small home of 1740 era with tiny rooms. The self guided tour was informative and inspiring. It was important for me to know the origin and birth of the flag of this great nation. It's probably a 20 minutes visit. Good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YatriForever
Reviewed February 7, 2019

It's a small museum, takes about 15 min. to go through. There are signs throughout the house detailing Betsy Ross's life. There weren't any actors when I visited the place. Maybe it would have been better? So, if you want them there, check beforehand. Overall,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Arya07
Reviewed January 30, 2019

Get the audio so you can follow along as you tour the house. Bought tickets on line ahead of time. The house is small but full of interesting information about Betsy Ross and her life. We really enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kiwizoe
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

A shallow little museum. Not much is known about the origin of the flag. Is it related to the flag of the East India Company flag? Is it related to the other few striped flags in the world (e.g. Catalan flag)? The actress impersonating Betsy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rafaelp467
Reviewed January 5, 2019

By far the best part of our trip to Philly. We didn't plan to go here but ended up there. The Betsy Ross impersonator and laundry girl were EXCELLENT. The museum is small but so good. I learned so much about Betsy- what a remarable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank businessamy
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Well preserved home and museum dedicated to Colonial living, Betsy Ross and the story of the Stars and Stripes. Betsy Ross reenactor shares both her own history and that of the founders she knew.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RPCV66
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Ok, first, make the place empty, because nothing inside is authentic from way back when, it's all reproduction. Still, Betsy lived here (let's not get into the Ross vs other husbands bit, you can learn about this when you are there), and did some seamstress...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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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!