Betsy Ross House

Special Events

December Celebrations at the Betsy Ross House

NEW! Holidays in the Betsy Ross House Courtyard

Beginning December 5:

Saturdays, 10 - 7 pm, and Sundays, 10 am - 5 pm

Please note: The Betsy Ross House Courtyard and Museum Shop will be open from 10 am - 5 pm on December 26.

Get in the spirit this holiday season with Holidays in the Besty Ross House Courtyard! See the Old City Holiday Tree and Menorah, meet Betsy Ross as she shares stories about holidays in the 18th century, and enjoy fun holiday facts throughout the Courtyard. Then, head to the Museum Store to find the perfect gift for friends and family.

Guests are asked to "pay-as-you-wish" to support the Betsy Ross House and Historic Philadelphia's programming through the museum closure.

Virtual Old City Holiday Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 3, 6:15 pm

A holiday favorite goes virtual this year, when Betsy Ross joins Old City District to light the Old City Holiday Tree on Thursday, December 3, at 6:15pm. Get the first peek at this year’s tree designed by Old City’s Petit Jardin en Ville at the livestreamed event on Old City District’s Facebook page, then be sure to visit in person during the holiday season to enjoy all the seasonal sights, sounds … and shopping …the neighborhood has to offer.


Virtual Community Menorah Lighting

Thursday, December 10, 4:30pm

At 4:30 pm on Thursday, December 10, the House will join the Old City Jewish Arts Center to host a virtual community menorah lighting celebrating the first night of Hanukkah, streamed live on the Betsy Ross House Facebook page.


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.

Group Information

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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