Betsy Ross House

Official Site

Betsy Ross House

Funding for The Betsy Ross House public programs is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Museum Store

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

Shop the Betsy Ross Museum Store for a variety of holiday gifts, including collectible Christmas ornaments.

Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month at The Betsy Ross House with a variety of events happening throughout the month of March!

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Meet the Women of The Betsy Ross House

Sunday, March 3, 11 am - 3 pm

Don't miss your chance to meet Mary Crathorne, the chocolate maker; Hannah Lithgow, the original owner of The Betsy Ross House; Phillis the laundress, a freed slave making her way in the world; and of course, Betsy Ross at three different ages!

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Meet Phillis the Laundress

March: Thursdays - Sundays, 12 pm - 5 pm

Meet Phillis, a free African American woman who was born into slavery in Philadelphia. She went to school to learn to read and was then indentured where she acquired valuable domestic skills, such as cooking and laundry, which she used to support herself when she received her freedom at the age of 21. As a free woman of color, Phillis lived in a growing and active community of free blacks in 18th century Philadelphia. Though her work was hard as a free and educated woman, she enjoyed a degree of independence that many were looking for in 18th century Philadelphia.

 

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Group Activities, Tours, and Unique Experiences

historic philadelphia group tours, school groups, entertainment

Plan your group trip to Historic Philadelphia with unique experiences from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, and Once Upon A Nation! From interactive Storytelling tours and Philadelphia-themed mini golf to performances by historic reenactors, it's all listed right here!

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