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Betsy Ross House

239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+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. *Note: The Betsy Ross House will be temporarily closed for renovations from February 27th through March 10th. The house will reopen on March 11th.
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239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
+1 215-629-4026
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

The house has been set up to show what life in Philadelphia during the colonial and early US period was likely like, such as foods, work, and schedules. The home is small, thus the self-guided tour can be done in 30-60 min depending on how...More

Thank aquistbe
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Nice tour, but not a whole lot of information. Really, city homes are small back in the day. You must pass through the gift shop to purchase tickets. Also, the Historic Philadelphia group has s storytelling bench. Very cool for kids and adults. Also, pay...More

Thank Kirk S
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Our group was very impressed with our visit to the Betsy Ross House. Admission is reasonable. Spend a bit extra to get the audio tours for children and adults. They really help to engage the visitor. There is an historic Betsy Ross interpreter for most...More

Thank Hollis P
Reviewed August 11, 2017

This was a pretty quick stop which we only did because tickets for Independence Hall sold out. The tour doesn't include the audio guide, which for the size of the house was a little disappointing. The house gives a cool glimpse into the life of...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed August 11, 2017

I've been in Philly, but haven't seen the sites until a girlfriend recently visited. I loved Betsy Ross's story growing up so it seemed like a fun idea to visit. The cover price is really affordable, and you can go through at your own pace....More

Thank Laura F
Reviewed August 2, 2017

I haven't been here since I was a very young Girl Scout. Now that I'm an adult, I see things I missed way back then. In addition, the signage is very nicely done and the docent telling Betsy's story and the maid's story were wonderful,...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed July 29, 2017

It doesn't take too much time to see. Get the audio tour it tells you a lot more than you would normally get otherwise.

Thank letsgothere55
Reviewed July 29, 2017

The Betsy Ross house is a must see if you are visiting Philadelphia. Located just a short walk from the Liberty Bell, the home gives you a good idea of how people lived and worked in the colonial and early republic eras. The tour is...More

Thank ethomas1850
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Cute courtyard. Cute shop. I do not think you should have to pay to go in. You don't pay to see the Liberty Bell. You don't pay in Washington, DC.

Thank 5StarDivaFamily
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Self-guided tour. Very small house so cramped quarters when touring. They charge to get in but I do not remember the amount. I think it was around five dollars a person. Maybe a little bit more than that. It's worth seeing if you were there...More

Thank Dee S
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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.
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!