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  • Address: 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, USA
  • Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
  • Admission: Adults: $5; Children: $4

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Betsy Ross House Tours

This may or may not be where patriotic upholsterer Betsy Ross lived when she made the original Stars & Stripes, but it’s certainly one of the most visited attractions in Philadelphia. Set just a few blocks west of Independence Hall near Franklin Square, the house is the site of a local Flag Day celebration held each year on June 14.


Built in 1740 in the Pennsylvania Colonial Style, this humble home was rescued by a local radio personality in the late 1930s and both renovated and expanded, using Colonial-period materials. Self-guided and audio tours are available here ($5 and $7, respectively), and out in the added-on courtyard, a costumed Betsy Ross re-enactor tells stories with flag in hand.


Throughout the summer and early fall on Friday nights, movies are shown in the courtyard on a big outdoor screen; bring a blanket or chair, and the $5 fee includes a tour of the house. It’s open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Historic Tour of Philadelphia in English or German, Philadelphia, null
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Historic Tour of Philadelphia in English or German

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Discover the birthplace of American democracy selecting on this guided, 90-minute walking tour around Philadelphia, the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Learn ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $150.00
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 133 Reviews

Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this small-group tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.00
Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
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Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia

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This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour lets you experience the rich history and legendary sights of Philadelphia with ease. Select a single or multi-day pass ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.00
Philadelphia Segway Tour, Philadelphia, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Philadelphia Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 114 Reviews

See top Philadelphia sights including the Historic District, Penn's Landing, the Italian Market, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill on a ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Segway Tours
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia takes you on a walking journey through America's Most Historic Area - the birthplace of America's nation. Step ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.00
City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Philadelphia, Historical & Heritage Tours
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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover the countless sights Philadelphia has to offer on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour! The open-top, double-decker bus offers panoramic views of ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 1 to 3 days

From USD $32.00
Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Pass, Philadelphia, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Pass

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Explore all that Philadelphia has to offer aboard a double decker hop-on hop-off bus tour! Visit 27 top attractions, as an expert local guide offers live ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Varies

From USD $32.00
Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour, Philadelphia, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

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Explore the birthplace of American democracy on this guided, 75-minute tour through the streets of historic Philadelphia. Discover the popular historical ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.00
From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

What could possibly be better than combining USA’s most iconic historic sites with award-winning beer? Nothing! Tap into Philly's legendary history along with ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.35
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Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
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Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Board a double-decker bus for a guided, 2-hour night tour of historic Philadelphia. This evening sightseeing tour around the 'City of Brotherly Love' departs ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00

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