Betsy Ross House

Historic Site
Center City East, Philadelphia
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    "where Betsy Ross"(12 Tips)
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    "... the birth of the American flag and the well-known story of the woman that..."(3 Tips)
    Evelyn H.
    "Take the audio tour worth thd teo bucks extra"(4 Tips)
    "Take the audio guides tour, it's perfect!"(2 Tips)
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    HISTORYSeptember 5, 2012
    Betsy Ross, credited with sewing the first American flag, is believed to have worked and resided in this house, built around 1740, from 1773 to 1885.
  • Clementine M.
    Clementine MottolaJanuary 24, 2013
    Frank is the nicest & most helpful employee. He's the greatest! He went above & beyond his job. Recalibrated the penny machine & made sure I got all four designs :)
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMay 1, 2012
    The PHLASH trolley runs Fri, Sat & Sun from 10-6 pm May-October 28, 2012. Just head to stops 2 or 19, buy a $2 ticket & you'll be on your way to seeing more of Philadelphia's attractions and museums. Read more
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 11, 2015
    This 18th-century home celebrates the birth of the American flag and the well-known story of the woman that first sewed together the Stars & Stripes.
  • Philadelphia Science Festival
    Send your taste buds on a flavor trip during the 5 Sense Pub Crawl all while discovering the science behind the Philly accent, enjoying refreshments at each stop and more. 4/21 2:30-6pm. Tickets, $35 Read more
  • Nerissa L.
    Nerissa LorenMay 30, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Guests love to take pictures of the courtyard, but that wasn't even there when Betsy lived here for 13 years. Don't forget to take a picture outside the front of the house, just to your left when you'
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerAugust 26, 2014
    Put your camera on silent and carefully take pictures. Betsy Ross helped fight for freedom & independence, and as America's first graphic designer she wouldn't stand for creativity being extinguished.
  • Zach T.
    Zach ThornburyAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The trees against the wall, behind Betsy's grave, are Magnolias. Very tall, yes, but still very true.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronMarch 15, 2011
    Was small but nice recreation of her house no photography cute little gift shop. Go at the right time and u can watch the reenactment of her sewing the flag.
  • Radwa A.
    Radwa AbdallahMay 14, 2014
    It's clear that the people who work here are really passionate about Betsy Ross's history and it's wonderful to see that(:
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 16, 2011
    Did you know? Though she is often referred to as a seamstress, Betsy Ross was actually an educated and trained upholsterer who owned and ran her own business. Read more
  • Dan U.
    Dan UszakFebruary 2, 2011
    A cute historical place to visit ! The nation's first post office is across the street, and you can snail mail yourself a special commemorative post card !
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeJuly 5, 2011
    If you're lucky to the catch the live flag sewing demonstration, ask Betsy for a "portrait" and she'll happily oblige
  • NBC Philadelphia
    NBC PhiladelphiaAugust 14, 2011
    The feisty patriot who lived here was always a rebel. Eloping with an Episcopal got her kicked out of the Quakers. Vietnam Veterans Against the War took over her house in 1971 for a 45-minute protest. Read more
  • Stan H.
    Stan HorwitzSeptember 2
    The Betsy Ross House is one of Philadelphia’s must see historical sites.
  • Evelyn H.
    Evelyn Hunter-BisognoApril 20, 2013
    Take the audio tour worth thd teo bucks extra
  • James C.
    James CApril 11, 2015
    Really cool museum. Great Betsy actor when we went. Crazy school groups.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJuly 11, 2015
    This is a must visit for your Philadelphia history tour.
  • Marialexandra
    MarialexandraSeptember 3, 2015
    Take the audio guides tour, it's perfect!
  • Heather R.
    Heather RibellinoAugust 10, 2013
    Definitely do the audio tour. It adds so much!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeJuly 5, 2011
    Bring the kids! If your tyke is the youngest in the room during the sewing demonstration, he/she will get a surprise!
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebruary 16, 2013
    Take a tour of Betsy Ross's house and learn the technique she developed to cut out all those stars quickly.
  • MyNeChimKi
    MyNeChimKiOctober 8, 2010
    I think the only reason why we got to see the place was because my dog got a private tour while we were at the King Tut exhibit. Normally not so dog friendly tho. Leave fido @ home.
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    visitPAMay 21, 2010
    Red-White-and-You. After you see how our favorite seamstress lived, hear more of the story via the Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Bench outside. Read more
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.September 2, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 and see the house where Betsy Ross lived.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyOctober 8, 2010
    The Betsy Ross Memorial is the only site in America that interprets an 18th century upholstery shop.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TJune 26, 2012
    This is a cool place. Walk around the area and take it all in
  • Christina B.
    Christina BarkerOctober 10, 2013
    Cute little house. Go during an event. Not worth it by itself.
  • Clementine M.
    Clementine MottolaJanuary 24, 2013
    There is no proof she actually made the American Flag. Also, this is not her real house... her house was where the pavement is next to the house.
  • Chris E.
    Chris E.September 6, 2014
    Movie night is awesome...May thru October! Check it out.
  • Beth G.
    Beth GwynnJuly 8, 2014
    Do a self guided tour and pay a donation vs. The $7 audio tour.
  • Tammy Q.
    Tammy QuackenbushAugust 21, 2012
    Believe it or not, Ms. Ross hosts free AT&T wi-fi. :)
  • Jess R.
    Jess RNovember 19, 2013
    I recommend the audio tour
  • Chris B.
    Chris BlakelySeptember 5, 2012
    According to the History Channel Betsy lived there for 112 years!?!
  • Stephanie K.
    Stephanie KramerJuly 4, 2014
    Good part of history to see
  • Traci L.
    Traci LopezMarch 15, 2013
    was here today ...... with Barbara Faller, Scott Mitchell, " POP " and Barbara's family from IDAHO
  • Rootless C.
    alternative audio tour/scavenger hunt for kids
  • Dee r.
    Dee roseFebruary 1, 2011
    visit pa is great , to LIVE THERE IS WAY BETTER !
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon McNettAugust 7, 2015
  • Justin Z.
    Justin ZaleskiOctober 18, 2014
    $5 for admission
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BurnickasAugust 19, 2015
    Skip it. Not even legit history.
  • Rihki K.
    Rihki KennebrewOctober 31, 2011
    Besty's Crib....Very insightful
  • ilYa D.
    ilYa DvilyanskiNovember 14, 2011
    'Merica! Fuck yeah!
  • @DJdohboy
    @DJdohboyJuly 31, 2010
    Only open till 5 daily...
  • Rootless C.
    Hours: 10 am - 5 pm
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