Betsy Ross House

Special Events

Upcoming Events at the Betsy Ross House

Storytelling Bench at the Betsy Ross House

July 2 - September 6, Thursdays through Mondays: 11 am - 4 pm

Enjoy true stories from Philadelphia's past!

Three one-of-a-kind award-winning Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches are within Philadelphia’s Historic District, telling riveting stories of our nation’s history in the places where they actually happened. Specially-trained, uniformed storytellers delight and entertain with free, short 3-to-5-minute stories while sharing the secrets of Philadelphia’s and America’s history. The free storytelling benches will be at these three locations in the Historic District:

  • Independence Square, behind Independence Hall
  • Franklin Square
  • Betsy Ross House sponsored by the George C. and Esther Ann McFarland Foundation


First Friday Movie Nights Under the Stars & Stripes

Starting Friday, June 4, 2021

Movies begin at sundown. $7 admission includes a tour of the Betsy Ross House and a movie in the courtyard. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early, as seating is limited, you may bring food and a bottle of wine to watch the movie.

Below are the dates for First Friday Movies:

  • July 2nd- Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

  • August 6th- Alligator People

  • September 3rd- Evil Brain from Outer Space

  • October 1st- Plan 9 from Outer Space


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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