Betsy Ross House

Official Site

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.

  • Now - February 28: 10 am - 5 pm, Tuesdays - Sundays


Audio Tours

Audio tours include admission to the house.

Self-Guided Tours


Group Tours

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!

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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.”



  • Now - February 28, 2016:10 am - 5 pm, Tuesdays - Sundays


Additional Information

  • For additional information regarding ticketing, special accommodations, or other inquiries, please contact Tim Berry, Operations and Ticketing Manager, by email at
  • or call 215.629.5801 x303.

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.


  • Now - February 28, 2016:10 am - 4 pm, Tuesdays - Sundays


Special Exhibits

A Museum in the Making: The American Flag House & Betsy Ross Memorial Association, 1898 - 1941

Starting February 1, the Betsy Ross House tells its own story in the brand new exhibit, A Museum in the Making: The American Flag House & Betsy Ross Memorial Association, 1898 - 1941. Through archival photos and one-of-a-kind museum artifacts, learn how a group of everyday citizens came together to transform a humble home into a treasured landmark.


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.






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 Information

Group Activities, Tours, and Unique Experiences

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