Betsy Ross House
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. Audio tours are only $7 for adults and $6 for children.
Hear Betsy's Story With New Audio Tour!
Now when you tour this authentic 18th-century home you can meet Betsy and listen to her story of love, death and the Revolutionary War. Come and experience the birthplace of the American flag as you hear all about Betsy Ross’s life - the business woman, revolutionary, mother and wife.
Flags to Riches: The Stories of Rebecca Franks and Betsy Ross
Everyone knows who Rebecca Franks is... or at least they did in the 18th century. Rebecca was a rich Philadelphia socialite who swore allegiance to the British flag during the Revolutionary War. Betsy Ross, on the other hand was a middle-class Quaker tradeswoman who stitched her loyalties to a rebel flag. This new exhibit, presented in cooperation with the Naomi Wood Collection at Woodford Mansion, examines the two sides of the American Revolution through the eyes of two ladies who lived it.
Meet Betsy Ross in Her Upholstery Shop
Meet Betsy in person, hard at work plying her trade, and have the chance to ask the famous lady, not only about how she came to sew the nation's first Stars & Stripes, but all about her fascinating life and business. See real upholsterer's tools and learn first-hand how they were used in this exhibit made possible with the support of American Express.
Groups are welcome at the Betsy Ross House. Group leaders and tour guides should check in with the admissions staff upon arrival.
First Friday Movie Night at the Betsy Ross House!
We had a great time this season at First Friday Movie Night. Thanks to everyone that came out to support the Betsy Ross House. We enjoyed your company and we hope you enjoyed ours as well. We’ll see you next time!
Betsy Ross House Virtual Tour
Want to check out some of the House's rooms before your visit? Take the virtual 360-degree tour.
Plan your group trip to Historic Philadelphia with unique experiences from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, Lights of Liberty, and Once Upon A Nation! From interactive Storytelling tours and Philadelphia-themed mini golf to performances by historic reenactors and dazzling 3-D shows, it's all listed right here!
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