Betsy Ross House

Historic Site · Center City East
239 Arch St (btwn Bread St & 3rd St), Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

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  • Marialexandra

    Take the audio guides tour, it's perfect!

    Marialexandra · September 3
  • Jillian B.

    Skip it. Not even legit history.

    Jillian Burnickas · August 19
  • Shannon M.


    Shannon McNett · August 7
  • Brett G.

    This is a must visit for your Philadelphia history tour.

    Brett Garwood · July 11
  • James C.

    Really cool museum. Great Betsy actor when we went. Crazy school groups.

    James C · April 11
  • The Ritz-Carlton

    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.

    The Ritz-Carlton · March 11
  • Justin Z.

    $5 for admission

    Justin Zaleski · October 18, 2014
  • Chris E.

    Movie night is awesome...May thru October! Check it out.

    Chris E. · September 6, 2014
  • Jimmy K.

    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.

    Jimmy Kastner · August 26, 2014
  • Beth G.

    Do a self guided tour and pay a donation vs. The $7 audio tour.

    Beth Gwynn · July 8, 2014
  • Stephanie K.

    Good part of history to see

    Stephanie Kramer · July 4, 2014
  • Radwa A.

    It's clear that the people who work here are really passionate about Betsy Ross's history and it's wonderful to see that(:

    Radwa Abdallah · May 14, 2014
  • Jess R.

    I recommend the audio tour

    Jess R · November 19, 2013
  • Christina B.

    Cute little house. Go during an event. Not worth it by itself.

    Christina Barker · October 10, 2013
  • Heather R.

    Definitely do the audio tour. It adds so much!

    Heather Ribellino · August 10, 2013
  • Evelyn H.

    Take the audio tour worth thd teo bucks extra

    Evelyn Hunter-Bisogno · April 20, 2013
  • 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

  • Traci L.

    was here today ...... with Barbara Faller, Scott Mitchell, " POP " and Barbara's family from IDAHO

    Traci Lopez · March 15, 2013
  • Kristen S.

    Take a tour of Betsy Ross's house and learn the technique she developed to cut out all those stars quickly.

    Kristen Sweeney · February 16, 2013
  • Clementine M.

    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 :)

    Clementine Mottola · January 24, 2013
  • Clementine M.

    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.

    Clementine Mottola · January 24, 2013
  • Chris B.

    According to the History Channel Betsy lived there for 112 years!?!

    Chris Blakely · September 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.

    HISTORY · September 5, 2012
  • Michael B.

    This is a nice place 2 go 2 and see the house where Betsy Ross lived.

    Michael B. · September 2, 2012
  • Zach T.

    The trees against the wall, behind Betsy's grave, are Magnolias. Very tall, yes, but still very true.

    Zach Thornbury · August 25, 2012
  • Tammy Q.

    Believe it or not, Ms. Ross hosts free AT&T wi-fi. :)

    Tammy Quackenbush · August 21, 2012
  • Bluejean F.

    $2.50 for a hot dog here, not 2 bad. Would love if u friend me or like & twitter @bluejeanfood

    Bluejean Foodcritic · July 9, 2012
  • Rootless C.

    alternative audio tour/scavenger hunt for kids

    Rootless Cosmopolitan · June 30, 2012
  • Michael T.

    This is a cool place. Walk around the area and take it all in

    Michael T · June 26, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    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

    Visit Philly · May 1, 2012
  • Eric S.

    Driveby checkin mayors suck!

    Eric Stone · December 10, 2011
  • ilYa D.

    'Merica! Fuck yeah!

    ilYa Dvilyanski · November 14, 2011
  • Rihki K.

    Besty's Crib....Very insightful

    Rihki Kennebrew · October 31, 2011
  • NBC Philadelphia

    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

    NBC Philadelphia · August 14, 2011
  • Jason L.

    Bring the kids! If your tyke is the youngest in the room during the sewing demonstration, he/she will get a surprise!

    Jason Lee · July 5, 2011
  • Jason L.

    If you're lucky to the catch the live flag sewing demonstration, ask Betsy for a "portrait" and she'll happily oblige

    Jason Lee · July 5, 2011
  • K12 Inc

    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

    K12 Inc · June 16, 2011
  • Erik C.

    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.

    Erik Cintron · March 15, 2011
  • Dan U.

    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 !

    Dan Uszak · February 2, 2011
  • Dee r.

    visit pa is great , to LIVE THERE IS WAY BETTER !

    Dee rose · February 1, 2011
  • MyNeChimKi

    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.

    MyNeChimKi · October 8, 2010
  • Visit Philly

    The Betsy Ross Memorial is the only site in America that interprets an 18th century upholstery shop.

    Visit Philly · October 8, 2010
  • @DJdohboy

    Only open till 5 daily...

    @DJdohboy · July 31, 2010
  • Nerissa L.

    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'

    Nerissa Loren · May 30, 2010
  • visitPA

    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

    visitPA · May 21, 2010
  • Rootless C.

    Hours: 10 am - 5 pm

    Rootless Cosmopolitan · June 30, 2012

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