Betsy Ross House



NileGuide Expert Says:

Anyone touring important U.S. history locales should stop here, where Betsy Ross sewed the flag that became the official flag of the United States. The house small brick house is a relic of old Philadelphia; nearly all of the buildings around it were torn down and replaced by factories.

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Address:

239 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood:

Old City/Society Hill

Contact:

tel: 215 686 1252
fax: +1 215 686 1256

Hours:

Daily: 10a-5p

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

The Betsy Ross House in Old City is where Betsy supposedly sewed the flag that became the official flag of the United States. The building at the time housed several small businesses, and Betsy's descendants claimed that she (and perhaps others) also lived there. The building might have been torn down in the late nineteenth century, as most others on the block were, had it not been for the efforts of concerned citizens hoping to preserve some of America's history. Today, the small colonial house is an anomaly in a neighborhood of large factory and warehouse buildings, just a few blocks away from Independence National Historical Park.

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