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Betsy Ross House

239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
+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.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
City Centre East
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+1 215-629-4026
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved the tour! It was one of my favorite parts of the trip. Splurge and get the audio tour! The audio for kids is a scavenger hunt and my daughter had a blast!

Thank LeAnn G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Greetings All, This was another place we visited and loved the history there! After learning all about our flag from early school days, I must say this was thrilling to be there! A small house but full of history, so happy we made this a...More

Thank wbondar
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great experience to learn and teach out children about Betsy Ross. We took a self guided tour an d it was great. Th Ella e is small so all you need is maybe an hour.

Thank TravelIngQeen
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was interesting. Inexpensive. If you are pressed for time in Philly, I wouldn't put this on my "must see" list. As another poster mentioned, there are VERY steep stairs that are very narrow.

Thank Janet S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wasn't very busy, wasn't expensive either. It was a cute little house that they did a great job telling the story of Betsy Ross. It is a self walked tour that goes to each part of the house, there are even actors that speak through...More

Thank Nickafer
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We only had 3 days in Philadelphia so we were a little cramped for time. We were not able to spend enough time here but we did enjoy the time we spent. The home gives you a good feeling of how people lived back in...More

Thank bjlinWI
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We highly recommend the audio tour - it was interesting and informative - both our teenagers enjoyed the audio. We also enjoyed the in-character woman in the house. She was lovely and fully engaged my kids with discussion about the time period. We enjoyed this...More

Thank Heather R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are beautifully furnished and "Betsy" was informative. Do realize that the house is very small and the visitors are many. We were distracted by loud and unruly kids behind us--not the fault of the museum. For the time it takes, the price is...More

Thank Nancy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not do the audio tour, so probably didn't get as much out of the tour as we could have. It is extremely tight quarters in there and the stairs are pretty steep, so I wouldn't recommend it for everyone. There really wasn't all...More

1  Thank jnmtravelTexas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the time at the house. It was very reasonably priced and didn't take but 30 minutes or so to tour. The house is very small and with several people touring, it can get a bit cramped. We loved the part when the period...More

Thank MississippiCatwoman
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inspire132017
24 June 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.
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Vivek440
19 December 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
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sm502015
17 October 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!
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