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Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

239 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • Visited: January 2012
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2012
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Not as fun as some other sites, but still interesting. Plan on 30-45 minutes.

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Submitted by: Janelle M.

Great piece of history, good for kids - it's not so long a presentation/tour that t...

Submitted by: Tanya D.

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...

Submitted by: Janelle R.

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...

Submitted by: Kelly S.

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...


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