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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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  • Poor3%
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239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
+1 215-629-4026
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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
Reviewed July 26, 2017

We visited with family, and were able to complete the tour in about 30 minutes. It's a neat house to see. Betsy's grave is on site. You enter through a gift shop and have to pay admission. You can do a self guided tour or...More

Thank Carolinesc7
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Tiny museum about Betsy Ross, not her true house but a neighbor's home from the same era. Few tiny rooms with a drapery shop, bedroom, and basement - gives a sense of the time but a little pricey for the experience. Was disappointed that the...More

Thank atrevida
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Located across from Christ church the Ross house is another look into the past. You can take tours that start from the basement to the 3rd floor. Decorated in the period the house is a really cool place to see,. A beautiful house to see...More

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed July 24, 2017

My wife wanted this stopped. As we walked to all the sites of historic Philadelphia this was one of her favorites. To see where and how Betsy Ross lived was surprising good. There is a character who plays Betsy sewing her flags. There is of...More

Thank P601AHdavidb
Reviewed July 24, 2017

It was pretty awesome to be able to visit this historic home and envision what life must have been like at that time. The woman who played Betsey Ross was an amazing actress and managed to deliver really interesting information in an entertaining format. You...More

Thank daughterofasailor
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Even though historians now question whether Betsy Ross really sewed our country's first flag, she's still an important part of the story of America. We just did the self-guided tour but you could also pay extra for the recording you carry with you. It was...More

Thank Goophygirl
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Only go here if you have more time than you know what to do with. Her grave is right by the pretzel stand, so that should tell you something.

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

We stopped in here while walking around town after breakfast and it was fun and educational. The interpretive actors were engaging and informative. They were very good answering the the many questions from the children.

Thank svanho3
Reviewed July 19, 2017

It was worth the $5 entry fee to see this part of history. The house told a good story about the time and the difficulty Betsy Ross went through to make our country's first flag.

Thank Mike H
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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!