We are a home school family who visited here as part of my daughter's curriculum on the War of 1812. The house and museum were interesting to us and our 7 year old, and we spent a couple of hours here. This is certainly not an all day place to visit, and IMO the admission fees were a little steep for what you see ($22 for 2 adults and 1 child), The museum is very small and holds just a few artifacts. The house itself is the treasure and I could see spending an hour seeing it and furnishings. The parking on the street was very easy and unless the day was busy you should be able to get a very close spot. If you go inside you can get a parking pass that permits you to park in special areas on the street designated for Flag House visitors. The short (9 minute) video in the museum is different but was an interesting look at the story of the flag. The area of the museum that sells little gifts was appropriate for my 7 yo and reasonably priced. The exhibits in the house itself are a little tired, looking a bit dated but still relevant and interesting. The cell phone tour in the house is easy to navigate or choose the book tour to skim over the items of interest. Overall I would recommend this site to a visitor who is interested in the history of the flag and needs to spend a couple of hours somewhere. We read every sign and look at every artifact and this was about a 2 hour visit. One more thing- the website for the house recommends that you buy tickets in advance because they "sell out" fast. Today when we were there - during our entire visit- we never saw another visitor. so I'm not sure when tickets "sell out fast" but it seems an exaggeration to say the least. A nice visit but not a place I'd return to; glad we went but don't expect a Smithsonian!