Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia

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Offering an insight into the life and times of the seamstress who purportedly made the first American flag, Betsy Ross House serves as one of Philadelphia's major landmarks and is an important stop for any serious history buff. Although the claim that Betsy Ross lived here and sewed that first flag are now considered apocryphal, the house remains one of the most-visited tourist sites in the city. Built in 1740 just a few blocks from Philadelphia's other major historic sites, this modest home is an example of the Pennsylvania Colonial style architecture. Renovated and expanded in the 1930s, the house offers self-guided and audio tours, as well as short presentations about Ross' life and her role in American history. Plan to see Betsy Ross House and other attractions that appeal to you using our Philadelphia road trip planner .
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  • Great short tour that is very interesting to walk through. It was nice to see what Betsy Ross and the downstairs worker were doing and working on. Very interesting how steep the steps were and a cool ...  more »
  • A self-guided tour of Betsy Ross' home offers a history of her life in Philadelphia. Living history actors are present for answering questions about Betsy Ross' life.  more »
  • Self guided tour of her house, but they did have acouple of people there playing the role of Betty Ross. You could ask her questions about Betty's history, and she would know the answer.  more »
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  • The tour is $5-$7... I invested into the audio guide & paid $7. What an experience. They even had a live person acting as Betsy Ross talking in the old tongue. You can ask as many questions as you like. I would love to visit again with kids.
  • Went there today for the first time. Good location with plenty to see, do, and eat nearby. Reasonable price ($5). Interesting information. Did you know Betsy Ross had 3 husbands? (Not at once). Save the $2 on the audio tour which is not really needed since things are well identified and labeled. The whole tour would only take about 30 minutes as it's not a big place. My only gripe is there did not seem to be much there that actually belonged to Betsy Ross. On a side note she and her last husband are actually buried there.
  • Very reasonable rate to go through the small home. Lots of information on Betsy Ross and the time if the revolutionary period. The period actors were a nice touch. Were knowledgeable and added to the experience.
  • You enter through the gift shop and then spend 30 minutes maximum learning about the life of Betsy Ross and women of that era. Overall I was less then impressed, but the cost was low and my daughter thought it was the highlight of the day in Philadelphia.
  • Excellent historical perspective. There were actors talking as Betsy and phyliss (a freed slave). Very informative and entertaining.
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