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.
Location & Hours
The Betsy Ross House is located in Philadelphia's charming Historic District at 239 Arch Street.
- Please note that the Betsy Ross House will close at 5 pm on Friday, June 30 and extended hours will return Saturday, July 1.
- June 14 - July 31: SPECIAL EXTENDED HOURS, daily, 10 am - 6 pm.
- August 1 - November 30: daily, 10 am - 5 pm.
Audio tours include admission to the house.
Planning a group trip to Philadelphia? The Betsy Ross House offers discounted admission to ALL groups of 20 or more. Experience the history of this iconic landmark and meet the First Lady of the Stars & Stripes!
Hear Betsy's Story With An 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.
Kid’s Audio Tours Available!
Now kids ages 4 – 8 can tour the house as they learn about Betsy Ross, the flag and life in the 18th century while they solve 13 “history mysteries.”
- For additional information regarding ticketing, special accommodations, or other inquiries, please contact Visitor Services by email at
- firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215.629.5801
Betsy Ross House Virtual Tour
Want to check out some of the House's rooms before your visit? Take the virtual 360-degree tour.
Meet Betsy 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.
Women at Work in Revolutionary America
This new interactive exhibit highlights the household tasks performed by women in the 18th century, specifically food shopping and laundry, and the women who performed them.
Historic Threads: 250 Years of Flag Making in Philadelphia
Most people know about Betsy Ross’ famous flag, but she is not the only flag maker who stitched her way into the fabric of Philadelphia’s history. This exhibit will explore the rich history of flag making in Philadelphia, from 13-star flags stitched in 1776 to Presidential flags hand-embroidered today.
Sponsored by the HBE Foundation and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, with support from the Flag House Chapter DAR.
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!