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Betsy Ross House

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number:
+1 215-629-4026
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

The well-known and loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars &...

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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Learned a lot about Betsy Ross and her hardships. She was so much more than what we are taught in history class. The staff was very friendly, the laundress in the basement was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Learned a lot about Betsy Ross and her hardships. She was so much more than what we are taught in history class. The staff was very friendly, the laundress in the basement was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and the house was fun to explore.

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the opportunity to visit the Betsy Ross House on a field trip through my daughters school in town on 3/24/17. This is a part of history and Betsy Ross is actually buried on the grounds.

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Nashville, TN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my daughters, ages 7 and 5. The staff was quite nice, and the in character washer lady was fun. She did a great job interacting with my kids and making things interesting. The whole experience is extremely short (less than 30 minutes). Even though the entry fee is rather low, it still seems a bit much for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By visiting historical homes where people actually lived it makes me appreciate what we now have. To imagine living in the small rooms, and small spaces amazes me. The Betsy Ross House was wonderful to visit. It has been kept in great shape. I am so thankful for people and societies that understand the need to keep historical places, like... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Betsy Ross supposedly made the first United States flag. The National Park Service says there's no evidence she did, but since there's apparently no evidence who the first flag maker was perhaps it was Betsy. Irregardless this little house is interesting in showing people's lives at this historic time;my wife quite enjoyed hearing about how a seamstress worked and lived.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was not open when it said it would be open. We tried two different days and it was always closed even during "open times."

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Going inside reminds me of how much shorter people were during Colonial times. I love the history of colonial Philadelphia. The tour guides are very informative too and dress in period apparel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The home is not very large and you can do this tour relatively quickly. There is also a cute outdoor area that you can sit in. It is rich in history and they did hire individuals to dress in costume and speak to visitors which was a nice touch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and quaint house, glad she got her recognition even if she was not the only one involve with the making of the flag, her input was historic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my daughter and her friend. Great tour on our own. There was a woman playing a freed slave who was from the 1700s who provided a lot of useful informationon live during the time Betsy Ross was alive.

Thank Julie W

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