Betsy Ross House

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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.


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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.

New 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.” $7 for adults and $6 for kids.

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Special Events

Valentine's Day Chocolate Making

Saturday, February 14, 11 am - 4 pm

It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a little chocolate! Stop by the Betsy Ross House, February 14, for a FREE Colonial Chocolate Making Demonstration and learn how 18th-century Philadelphians made and consumed this sweet treat.

Special Exhibits

Navigating Night: Life After Dark in Colonial Philadelphia

Prepare to be transported to the nighttime world of 18th century Philadelphia with Navigating Night: Life After Dark in Colonial Philadelphia. Through this brand new exhibit at the Betsy Ross House, visitors will learn how the colonists readied for bed (no shower required), about "first sleep" and "second sleep," how the colonists got their nightly news (hint: it wasn't on TV), the origin of fairy tales and ghost stories and much more.

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Dressing the Bed

This unique ongoing living history exhibition features Betsy Ross, in her upholstery shop, stitching bed curtains using 18th century hand-sewing techniques. When finished, the bed curtains will be installed in Betsy's bedroom for ongoing display.




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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.



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Group Information

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Groups are welcome at the Betsy Ross House. Group leaders and tour guides should check in with the admissions staff upon arrival.





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Betsy Ross House Virtual Tour

Want to check out some of the House's rooms before your visit? Take the virtual 360-degree tour.

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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, 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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