Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
239 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106| Map |
A historic site, this reconstructed home is believed to have once been the home of Betsy Ross. It is the central site for the observance of Flag Day in Philadelphia.
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Address: 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106| Map
Hours: Mar-Nov: Mon-Sun 10 am - 5 pm; Dec-Feb: Tue-Sun 10 am - 5 pm More Info
Price: Adults: $4; Children, Seniors, Students & Military: $3 More Info
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Self-guided tour can be done at your own paceFlag review
This historic house is jammed with interesting artifacts, but it's a bit dry for kids. You can do the self-guided walk-through at your own pace.
Tips for Families
Not as fun as some other sites, but still interesting. Plan on 30-45 minutes.
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This was pretty cool to see how things looked 100's of years ago. I didnt like how the entire house was encased. It took away from the feeling of how things were. But I guess they have to protect the artifacts. It was on my free list but when we got there the price was $3 for adults and $2 f...
I've been to Betsy's place about three times - two times on field-trips to Philly as a kid and the other time as an adult. A friend of mine had friends visiting from England who wanted to tour Philadelphia, so my friend and I decided to include Betsy's crib on their tour. It was cool to visit again, as I totally don't remember being there as...
Okay, so, as a historian, I have to tell you, Betsy Ross probably didn't actually live here. They think she may have lived next door or nearby, but this is the house that survived from that era, so they fixed it up with some furniture like what she may have owned and called it the Betsy Ross House. Oh, and there's no empirical evidence that Betsy Ross actually made the first flag. Evidence suggests that Congress came up with the design, and no one knows who actually sewed it. Her son was the one who started the Betsy Ross story. But it's a good story, so who cares, right? The house is a neat trip back into the eighteenth century, whether or not Betsy actually lived there. The furniture is cool, and th...