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Betsy Ross House

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The Barnes Foundation

Betsy Ross House and The Barnes Foundation are both rated highly by those who travel for a living. Overall, The Barnes Foundation ranks significantly better than Betsy Ross House. The Barnes Foundation ranks #7 in Philadelphia with positive reviews from 7 reviewers like Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Afar Magazine.

Betsy Ross House and The Barnes Foundation are both rated highly by those who travel for a living. Overall, The Barnes Foundation ranks significantly better than Betsy Ross House. The Barnes Foundation ranks #7 in Philadelphia with positive reviews from 7 reviewers like Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Afar Magazine.

tripexpert score
78
#34 in Philadelphia
location

239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    It's easy to find this little brick house with the gabled roof: just look for the 13-star flag displayed from its second-floor window. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    One Colonial home everybody knows about is this one near Christ Church, restored in 1937, and distinguished by the Stars and Stripes outside. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    It's believed that Betsy Griscom Ross (1752−1836), upholsterer and seamstress, may have sewn the first US flag here. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    See the house where America's first flag was made, and even meet 'Betsy Ross' herself: ask her questions, watch her at work on a flag. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

    Betsy Ross, who is credited with making the first Stars and Stripes flag, lived here after her husband, Patriot John Ross, died in 1776. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Philadelphia

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

  • 10 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    While the statistics are impressive—81 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 7 Van Goghs, 6 Seurats (and many more)—almost more inspiring is this soaring marble-and-glass museum. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    This world-renown museum is stuffed with some 8,000 largely Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Exceptionally fine collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early French modern paintings, including works by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    In a superb contemporary building (Todd Williams and Billie Tsienelle) is the exceptional collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, including work by Renoir, Cézanne and 60 by Matisse. Full Review →

  • 59

    Where

    The Barnes holds a superb collection of Impressionist, post-Impressionist and early-Modern paintings, as well extensive collections ranging from African sculpture to antiquities from Europe and Asia. Full Review →

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