I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesdays - Betsy Ross House

We  were not financially compensated for this post. We were given free tickets for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
 What: The Betsy Ross House

Where: 239 Arch Street
            Philadelphia, PA
Who: 10 and up (although there are some areas that younger children will enjoy as well)

Our view: Years ago, I believe there were guided tours, of the Betsy Rose House. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. However, you can rent an audiotape tour, I would recommend doing that because otherwise, it is just like looking at a bunch of old furniture. Knowing what you are seeing, makes it a lot more interesting. Although, most of the house would probably bore very young children, there are several areas that they would really enjoy. In the basement, next to the real kitchen, there is a play kitchen where children are encouraged to make pretend turkey potpie. In the lower level, there is Betsy's upholstery shop, there is an actress playing Betsy who will answer questions. She only talks as if she really lived during the time period when Betsy actually lived so be prepared to translate her answers to your children if necessary. She will also show children how to make a five point star by folding paper and making only one cut. It is also fun for kids if you get to the house early enough to raise the flag with Betsy which happens every day at 10:00 AM. Several young volunteers are even chosen to help in the flag raising ceremony. The Besty Ross House is open all year around. March 1 - November 30 it is open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. December 1 through February 28, it is closed Mondays. Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for children/students/seniors/military. Tickets with the audio tour are $2.00 extra. For more information go to http://historicphiladelphia.org/betsy-ross-house/visitors.
And that's our view. Tune in for tomorrow's Talking Topics where we will be talking more about the Betsy Ross House.

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