Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House The birthplace of the American flag. Operated and managed by Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
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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 18th century. Tour the house and then stay a while longer to learn more about Betsy and her exciting life and times through our interactive, historical programming. Also, be sure to experience our special events - like Historic Chocolate Making!

Explore history, stitch by stitch ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Join us for an unforgettable journey at the Betsy Ross House. Book your tour today ...
01/05/2024

Explore history, stitch by stitch ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Join us for an unforgettable journey at the Betsy Ross House.

Book your tour today at https://bit.ly/3J0TrcY

Experience history come alive at the Betsy Ross House! Meet Betsy herself, learn her story and hear about her part in th...
01/03/2024

Experience history come alive at the Betsy Ross House! Meet Betsy herself, learn her story and hear about her part in the American Revolution!

Learn more and plan your visit at https://bit.ly/3J0TrcY

Dive into history with the Betsy Ross House Gift Shop! Explore curated treasures that transcend time. Perfect gifts, tim...
12/29/2023

Dive into history with the Betsy Ross House Gift Shop! Explore curated treasures that transcend time.

Perfect gifts, timeless finds. Shop in person or online for a touch of Betsy's legacy. ๐Ÿ›๏ธโœจ

Visit https://bit.ly/2V4yzYVto shop online.

Save the date for Betsy's Birthday Bash on December 31st! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽ‚ Join us at the Betsy Ross House from 11am - 4pm for a day ...
12/28/2023

Save the date for Betsy's Birthday Bash on December 31st! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽ‚ Join us at the Betsy Ross House from 11am - 4pm for a day of activities, enchanting stories with Betsy Ross, and, of course, cake! ๐Ÿฐโœจ Meet Margaret Woodby, the 18th-Century cake baker, as we celebrate the famous flag maker's 272nd birthday.

Free with house tour admission, plus children 12 and under get a free audio tour with a house tour purchase. Let's make history delicious and memorable!

Visit https://bit.ly/3RLOQzY to learn more!

We're open today! Come on in and bring your holiday guests to meet Betsy! Visit https://bit.ly/43wnLDJ  to plan your vis...
12/26/2023

We're open today! Come on in and bring your holiday guests to meet Betsy!

Visit https://bit.ly/43wnLDJ to plan your visit!

We're open this Tuesday, December 26! Bring your holiday guests to experience history in the heart of Old City! Visit ht...
12/24/2023

We're open this Tuesday, December 26! Bring your holiday guests to experience history in the heart of Old City!

Visit https://bit.ly/43wnLDJ to plan your visit today.

Happy holidays from The Betsy Ross House and Historic Philadelphia, Inc. The Betsy Ross House will close at 3pm on Chris...
12/22/2023

Happy holidays from The Betsy Ross House and Historic Philadelphia, Inc. The Betsy Ross House will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve, remain closed on Christmas, and close on New Year's Day. We look forward to welcoming you this holiday season!

๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ•ŽHave you seen our holiday lights yet? Make sure to stop by this holiday season and check out the Old City District  Ho...
12/20/2023

๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ•ŽHave you seen our holiday lights yet? Make sure to stop by this holiday season and check out the Old City District Holiday Tree and the Old City Jewish Arts Center Community Menorah!

Time your tour towards the end of the day so that the sun is down when you leave the House!

Visit https://bit.ly/41s7obX to plan your visit.

๐ŸŽ‰ Join us on December 31st from 10am - 4pm to kick off the New Year with Betsy's Birthday Bash! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽ‚ Immerse yourself in ...
12/19/2023

๐ŸŽ‰ Join us on December 31st from 10am - 4pm to kick off the New Year with Betsy's Birthday Bash! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽ‚ Immerse yourself in house tours, captivating stories with Betsy Ross herself, and, of course, indulge in delicious cake! ๐Ÿ›๏ธโœจ Honor the famous flag maker on her 272nd birthday in a day filled with history and festivities! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽˆ

Learn more at https://bit.ly/3RLOQzY

As you and your family prepare for the holidays, please add the Betsy Ross House to your gift giving this year. Thank yo...
12/14/2023

As you and your family prepare for the holidays, please add the Betsy Ross House to your gift giving this year.

Thank you for your support. On behalf of the board and staff, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2024!

To donate, visit https://bit.ly/3YPszTV

Get into the holiday spirit at the Betsy Ross House! Come see the Old City District  Holiday Tree and the Old City Jewis...
12/12/2023

Get into the holiday spirit at the Betsy Ross House! Come see the Old City District Holiday Tree and the Old City Jewish Arts Center Community Menorah in the Betsy Ross House Courtyard! Illuminated nightly, these beautiful holiday displays are the perfect way for you to feel the festive magic on a cold winter evening!

Have you seen the Old City District  Holiday Tree? It, along with so many other lights and decorations, illuminate our c...
12/06/2023

Have you seen the Old City District Holiday Tree? It, along with so many other lights and decorations, illuminate our courtyard every night! Stop by tonight, take some pictures, and make sure to tag us when you post them!

โœจ Join us for a festive celebration at the Betsy Ross House! ๐Ÿ•Ž On December 10th at 4pm, witness the magic of the Communi...
12/05/2023

โœจ Join us for a festive celebration at the Betsy Ross House! ๐Ÿ•Ž On December 10th at 4pm, witness the magic of the Community Menorah Lighting in collaboration with Old City Jewish Arts Center . Embrace the spirit of the holiday as we illuminate the night and celebrate our diverse community.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/46Fn6kJ

Heads up, history enthusiasts! Now through the end of February, Betsy is taking Tuesdays off to recharge and reorganize!...
12/04/2023

Heads up, history enthusiasts! Now through the end of February, Betsy is taking Tuesdays off to recharge and reorganize! The Betsy Ross House will still be open Wednesday-Monday, so make sure to plan your history-filled visits accordingly!

For more hours and info, visit https://bit.ly/43wnLDJ

Mark your calendar for the Old City Holiday Tree Lighting at the Betsy Ross House ๐ŸŽ„Get in the holiday spirit on November...
11/15/2023

Mark your calendar for the Old City Holiday Tree Lighting at the Betsy Ross House ๐ŸŽ„

Get in the holiday spirit on November 29 and keep your eye out for a very special guest to arrive via fire truck to help with the lighting ๐ŸŽ…

Visit https://bit.ly/3ugL3Bz for more details.

Did you know that Betsy Ross's Upholstery Shop is the only fully functioning 18th-century upholstery shop in the country...
11/14/2023

Did you know that Betsy Ross's Upholstery Shop is the only fully functioning 18th-century upholstery shop in the country? The shop's most recent project, a new 13-star American Flag, was completed yesterday! Check out Betsy with her finished product!

It's never too early to do some holiday shopping ๐ŸŽ Stop by the Betsy Ross House Museum Shop today and find gifts for the...
11/09/2023

It's never too early to do some holiday shopping ๐ŸŽ Stop by the Betsy Ross House Museum Shop today and find gifts for the history buff in your life!

With Betsy Ross items ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Philadelphia items ๐Ÿ”” and Rocky items ๐ŸฅŠ there's something for everyone. You can even grab an ornament for the tree ๐ŸŽ„

Take a tour and get ahead on your shopping today! Learn more at https://bit.ly/43wnLDJ

Did you know that we're celebrating 250 years since the opening of Betsy Ross's upholstery shop? ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMeet the legend herse...
11/07/2023

Did you know that we're celebrating 250 years since the opening of Betsy Ross's upholstery shop? ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Meet the legend herself in the fully functioning 18th-century upholstery shop! Ask her questions and see what sewing projects she's working on! ๐Ÿชก

11/06/2023

A year of special events at the home of America's most famous flag maker...

Don't miss the celebration! Hear the love story of Betsy & John Ross this Friday at the Betsy Ross House! โค๏ธCelebrate th...
10/31/2023

Don't miss the celebration! Hear the love story of Betsy & John Ross this Friday at the Betsy Ross House! โค๏ธ

Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Betsy & John's marriage this Friday at Tipsy History: A Love Story.

๐Ÿธ An added bonus... receive a "love potion" cocktail with your ticket to enjoy during your special love-themed tour!

Get your tickets today at https://bit.ly/3sdkrkc

This event is part of a yearlong celebration of two important milestones in the life of Betsy Ross โ€ฆ the 250th anniversaries of both her marriage to John Ross and the opening of the coupleโ€™s upholstery shop, which operates today using the same traditional 18th-century craftsmanship.

Learn the story of love that led to the opening of Betsy's Upholstery Shop 250 years ago while you sip on a special "lov...
10/30/2023

Learn the story of love that led to the opening of Betsy's Upholstery Shop 250 years ago while you sip on a special "love potion" cocktail! โค๏ธ๐Ÿธ

Join us November 3 to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Rossโ€™s November 1773 marriage. Meet a young Betsy Ross just after her elopement with John Ross. Then, take a special love-themed tour of the Betsy Ross House.

Visit https://bit.ly/3sdkrkc to get your tickets today!

This event is part of a yearlong celebration of two important milestones in the life of Betsy Ross โ€ฆ the 250th anniversaries of both her marriage to John Ross and the opening of the coupleโ€™s upholstery shop, which operates today using the same traditional 18th-century craftsmanship.

Calling all history buffs! In conjunction with the Museum of the American Revolution, the Betsy Ross House is hosting tw...
10/27/2023

Calling all history buffs! In conjunction with the Museum of the American Revolution, the Betsy Ross House is hosting two free special events in the Betsy Ross House Courtyard this weekend!

Saturday | 11am - 3pm: ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ Join a Revolutionary War soldier in the Betsy Ross House Courtyard as he explains the Daily life of a typical infantryman in Washingtonโ€™s Continental Army.

Sunday | 11am - 3pm: ๐Ÿ‘ฉ Meet the Women of the 18th Century at the Betsy Ross House. Learn about their lives and the era they lived in by hearing their true, interactive stories! This edition of Meet the Women of the 18th Century will feature Margaret Woodby and Susanna Cook.

Visit https://bit.ly/3X6e51b for more details!

Halloween is almost here๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ๐ŸŽƒ This weekend is your last chance to experience Spooky Twilight Tours at the Betsy Ross House...
10/25/2023

Halloween is almost here๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ๐ŸŽƒ This weekend is your last chance to experience Spooky Twilight Tours at the Betsy Ross House!

Learn the gruesome tales of Philadelphia's past about bloodletting, smallpox, yellow fever, and other gross experiences in this spooky, shadowy tour ๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿ‘ป

Make a night of it with Historic Philadelphia, Inc.'s Spooky Twosome Package! Take a Spooky Twilight Tour at the Betsy Ross House and play a round of Spooky Mini Golf!

Visit https://bit.ly/48oyrbf for tickets!

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Experience history at the Betsy Ross House! Walk in the footsteps of American icon, Betsy Ross... and even meet her i...
10/19/2023

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Experience history at the Betsy Ross House! Walk in the footsteps of American icon, Betsy Ross... and even meet her in her fully functional upholstery shop! ๐Ÿงต

Looking to get in the Halloween spirit? Make sure you check out our limited Spooky Twilight Tours! ๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŒ• Only available Friday and Saturday evenings in October, these spooky, shadowy tours are sure to raise your heart rate ๐Ÿ˜จ

Learn more today at https://bit.ly/43wnLDJ

Are you ready for an evening of crafting and cocktails? ๐Ÿชก๐Ÿธ This month's Sip & Stitch is tomorrow - join us with your dri...
10/18/2023

Are you ready for an evening of crafting and cocktails? ๐Ÿชก๐Ÿธ This month's Sip & Stitch is tomorrow - join us with your drink of choice and a crafting project that you're working on ๐Ÿงต

If you don't have your own project, we'll have supplies for you to make your own tea towel with instructions from Betsy Ross House Operations Manager & Historical Costumer, Meredith Laboon!

This event is free but has limited capacity and is nearly full, so reserve your spot today at https://bit.ly/3PTyK5i

Looking for the spookiest experience in Philadelphia this week? Check out our Spooky Twosome package! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ•ท๏ธPutt through 18...
10/17/2023

Looking for the spookiest experience in Philadelphia this week? Check out our Spooky Twosome package! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ

Putt through 18 holes of chills and thrills at Spooky Mini Golf in Franklin Square โ›ณ๐Ÿ’€ and learn the more gruesome facts of Philadelphia's history (think bloodletting and smallpox๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿ˜จ) with Spooky Twilight Tours at the Betsy Ross House!

๐Ÿ”—๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Visit https://bit.ly/3rWvL41 for more information and tickets!

The NLCS starts TONIGHT! Betsy is saying Go Fightins' all week long! โšพShe's also wishing Bryce Harper a happy birthday t...
10/16/2023

The NLCS starts TONIGHT! Betsy is saying Go Fightins' all week long! โšพ

She's also wishing Bryce Harper a happy birthday today - we know he wants a win (and maybe even a homerun) as his gift! ๐ŸŽ

Spooky Twilight Tours start TOMORROW! ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ Get your tickets today and learn the macabre truths of Philadelphia's past. He...
10/12/2023

Spooky Twilight Tours start TOMORROW! ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ Get your tickets today and learn the macabre truths of Philadelphia's past. Hear tales of bloodletting, smallpox, yellow fever, and other gross experiences. ๐Ÿฉธ

Tours run Fridays and Saturdays through the end of October, and tickets are only $12. Get your tickets at https://bit.ly/48oyrbf today!

Spooky Twilight Tours kick off THIS Friday! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ‘ป Learn about the gruesome history of infection, and inoculation in Philade...
10/10/2023

Spooky Twilight Tours kick off THIS Friday! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ‘ป Learn about the gruesome history of infection, and inoculation in Philadelphia and find out what it was like to live in the ghastly 18th Century. ๐Ÿ’€

Visit https://bit.ly/48oyrbf to get your tickets today!

PRO TIP: Check out our Spooky Twosome package - get a Spooky Twilight Tour at the Betsy Ross House and a round of Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square!

Stop by the Betsy Ross House this coming Monday to meet the Navy History and Heritage Command! They'll be showing with h...
10/05/2023

Stop by the Betsy Ross House this coming Monday to meet the Navy History and Heritage Command! They'll be showing with historic uniforms from USS Olympia and USS Becuna, equipment, cookbooks, etc. from the Navyโ€™s past!

They'll also teach you the historic ties between the Navy and Philadelphia - Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate Navy and Marine Week!

Address

239 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(215) 629-4026

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