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“Interesting but not captivating”
Review of Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House
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$150.00*
and up
Historic Tour of Philadelphia in English or German
Ranked #35 of 463 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Besty Ross house was interesting as well but not really our speed and a bit of a tourist trap for civil war buffs I assume. Its nice to see the old house in the middle of Phillies historic district and the story of Betsy Ross is also a good ne.. but the visit is not worth time for young folks in my opinion, for those who disagree I can say it is well kept and maintained.

Thank B787skipper
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Great experience! I learned a lot about how the American flag came into being and the woman behind it all. I liked the period costumes and the interactive way the material was presented

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is an interesting house with the great story of Betsy Ross and her dangerous work as a flagmaker for the new USA. The price is a little steep considering you can read everything inside the house in about 20 minutes. They do have a "living history" area towards the end of the tour that includes a Betsy Ross actress who will answer questions, and talk about Betsy's life. Also in the room are original copies of some historic papers documenting the family's possessions while living on the property. While the information and exhibits are scarce, if you are interested in American history or the history of the flag, it would be a worthwhile stop in Philly.

1  Thank Clayfenderstrat
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Took the tour of Betsy Ross's home and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of information the tour provided. You get a hand held recorder and they also have actors/actresses playing Betsy. If you take your time and read all of the information you will be there for over an hour. My husband and I love history so it was a pleasure. I would not suggest for young children they would get bored.

Thank HavingFunAt50Plus
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

I found this experience amazing not only as we were learning about Betsy Ross but also about how she lived her life at that time. The house was amazingly small.

Thank flickymicky
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