Betsy Ross House

History

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The Woman

Everyone is familiar with Betsy Ross and the making of the first American flag, but her story is so much more than one moment in 1776. Betsy Ross was a businesswoman and working mother who led a life filled with triumph and tragedy.

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The House

Built more than 250 years ago, the building now known as The Betsy Ross House was home to not just Betsy, but to dozens of artisans and shopkeepers over the years before it was opened to the public as a museum in 1898.

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The Flag

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, but here at the House we separate fact from fiction.

The First American Flag »

Group Information

Group Activities, Tours, and Unique Experiences

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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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