Betsy Ross House

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Facility:Betsy Ross House
Description:If Betsy really sewed the first flag, this is the house where she would have made it. No visit to Historic Philadelphia would be complete without a stop at the home of America's most famous flagmaker. The Betsy Ross House is located in the heart of Philadelphia's Most Historic Square Mile, at 239 Arch Street, just blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

A D D R E S S
Address 1:239 Arch St.
Address 2:
City:Philadelphia
State/Province:PA
Zip Code:19106
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, April to October;
closed Mondays, October through March
Admission:$3 adults/seniors
$2 children 12 and under/students
Telephone:(215) 686-1252
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
Beth F., Co-op Member
The Betsy Ross House is a great place to visit, coupled with other historical places in Philadelphia or a walking tour. The tour of the house does not take long (less than 30 minutes), and the price is right, but it is filled with a lot of historical items and information. The rooms are set up according to the time period, and are roped or 'glassed' off. There is a quaint souvenir shop and living historians in attendance.
Lisa Clark, Co-op Member
My family really enjoys small parks, zoos and museums and this one fit us nicely. We got to learn about how little we know of the original flag's maker, and what evidence there is to support Betsy Ross's bid for the title. Because it is small, there's time to wander and ask questions at your own pace. And small gift shops like this one almost always hold some treasure that you'll never find anywhere else. Definitely worth the time and the bargain price!
Nancy R, Co-op Member
Loved our visit. A Betsy Ross reenactor played the part perfectly. Worth the small entrance fee. Don't miss combing this with viewing Ben Franklins tomb at the Christ Church burial ground just to the west and Elfreth's Alley around the corner and up one-half block to the east.
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