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Betsy Ross House

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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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...more
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As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999
City Centre East
+1 215-629-4026
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting piece of history. It was fun to walk through the tiny house and see all the period details. The highlight for our group (two adults and four children aged 10 and younger) were the actresses portraying Betsy and Phyllis, who worked downstairs and...More

Thank Bostonlizzie
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a really neat little house and it’s amazing how tight things are in this house in this time period. Betsy certainly didn’t live in luxury nor did anyone living in typical townhouses of the period. This house shows you how things were in...More

Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small house that you can view in less than 30 minutes. 2 re-enactors telling stories. Worth a visit.

Thank TomV2698
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small museum but it’s a small house. There are plaques to read but would recommend the two bucks extra for the audio. The gift shop is small and cute. Pictures outside were good too. A small fountain with cat statues, medicinal herb garden with...More

Thank Darlene H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cheap semi-self guided tour around the Betsy Ross house - great overview of the history and life of this famous seamstress. Actor interaction make the little attraction come to life and is well worth the short but informative visit - would highly recommend!

Thank 474Lee24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

House takes about 5 minutes to walk through. Items from the period, but not necessarily from Betsy. There is an audio tour for another $2, but the signage is pretty much the same, from what the person at the counter said. I guess, may be...More

Thank crazy4mickeyinVaca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice stop to add to you list of things to do in while you are in Philadelphia. It is a well persevered historic site that is very user friendly.

Thank The_5_Winks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a very big place but definitely worth visiting. Would visit again on a future visit. Probably would pay the extra for the audio tour over the self guided tour.

Thank Byron T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quick and interesting little museum. I would definitely suggest the audio tour. If your not the type to read every plaque at a museum it is told in a biography style audio. You can visit this place in 30 min. Cute gift...More

Thank hmdaily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small house where someone who was claimed by her grandson (although they don’t seem to have any evidence) to have made the Stars and Stripes flag lived. It’s crowded if more than 4 people are in any room. Mildly interesting artefacts but...More

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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.
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
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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9 August 2015|
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Response from Tia B | Reviewed this property |
The tour takes about 15-20 minutes depending in you questions and the group. Very nice and kid friendly!