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Special Edition Ben Franklin Tippler's Tour

Fridays and Saturdays, January 19, and 20, 5:30 pm

Departs from the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street.

Hit the streets of Historic Philadelphia with Ben and raise a toast to Philadelphia's favorite Founding Father in honor of his 312th birthday! Delight in lighthearted toasts and spirited songs, delivered by the famous inventor and statesmen himself, and enjoy savory snacks and seasonal beverages.

Purchase tickets here.


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.

Now – February 28, Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 am - 5 pm; (Open Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, 10 am - 5 pm)

Please note: The Betsy Ross House will be closed from February 5 - 9.

Show your Eagles gear at the Betsy Ross House!

Now - January 21

Betsy Ross is hoping the Eagles can stitch together another win Sunday! Enjoy $1 off admission at the Betsy Ross House and 20% off of one single item at the Betsy Ross House Gift Shop by showing your Eagles gear, now through Sunday!

MLK Bust at the Betsy Ross House

Now - February 28

View a beautiful bust honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The bust, created by students from the Potter-Thomas School through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, commemorates the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of MLK. The bust will be on view at the Betsy Ross House through the end of February. This public art project is sponsored by Comcast.


Franklin Square Reopens in March!

Thank you for visiting Franklin Square in 2017! The Square will reopen in March for the 2018 season.



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