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The well-known and loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars & Stripes is tightly woven into the colorful fabric of America's rich history. The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the...more
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This is historic and the original house and burial ground. You can see the house and courtyard area. More of a focus on the gift shop. You can $5 for a self guided tour that would take 5 mins. So would not go out of...More
Beautiful October day, free hot chocolate and chocolate demonstration outside which I found fascinating. The building itself is cramped and worn but the woman inside who educated us about the history of the time we're fascinating...
Betsy Ross, or Betsy Claypoole as she was known for the final 34 years of her life, is credited with stitching the first American flag. She also charged George Washington more than a working man's yearly wage for some personal sewing, which allowed her to...More
Great little historic house. $5 and not crowded. A great way to spend a random hour. And they have a woman playing Betsy Ross who was so amazingly authentic and in character, and extremely knowledgable, so fun to talk directly to her and ask all...More
This was one of our stops on a recent sightseeing trip to Philadelphia. It was a great deal for the small admission price of $5.
The house is set up to match the period and has a number of interactive opportunities to teach people what...More
I never expected it to be so nice and interesting - for 5 dollars only! The shop is soooo nice! I don't want to tell details not to spoil the impression, just want to mention that you are going to make nice pictures here!
This was a neat little stop that only took us about an hour, which is great for those trying to squeeze a lot of stops into one day like we were. The woman who played Betsy Ross in the first room was really great. It...More
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The audio tour is I believe $2 more...well worth it!!! The self guided tour will walk you through the house and they have very minimal signage. The audio tour explains the history of the house...the story of the flags... More
The audio tour is I believe $2 more...well worth it!!! The self guided tour will walk you through the house and they have very minimal signage. The audio tour explains the history of the house...the story of the flags creation...and everything. Two people were there without the audio tour and I could tell by their questions to the living history gal that the signage was not enough to really give them any idea oF anything more than the base story!
We did the self guided tour without the listening device, so we stopped and read the informational signs. This way we were able to spend more time on the areas in which our grandkids were interested. We spent the most time... More
We did the self guided tour without the listening device, so we stopped and read the informational signs. This way we were able to spend more time on the areas in which our grandkids were interested. We spent the most time in the room where "Betsy" gave us some background on herself and the time period. In all, we were probably there for 30 minutes.