Groups – K-12 School, Adult Groups, University, Scout, Camp, Day Care, & Youth Groups
Betsy Ross House Groups
To book your Betsy Ross House tour, simply reserve your group’s time slot and select either the self-guided tour or choose the audio tour. Whichever you choose, in addition to discounted pricing, you’ll receive one free admission for every 25 paid admissions. It’s that easy.
- Self-Guided Group Rates: $8 Adults; $6 Student (grades 1-12)
- Audio Tour Group Rates: $10 Adults and $8 Students (grades 1-12)
Full Day Field Trip
Enhance your in-class instruction with Historic Philadelphia, Inc.’s cross-curricular, standards-based Full Day Field Trip experience. Created by educators for educators, the package fosters a deeper understanding of 4 – 6 grade classroom material by introducing students to some of the key events in history in the places where it happened.
Throughout the 3 ½ hour tour, a trained facilitator will escort your group through Philadelphia’s historic district making stops at the Betsy Ross House where they will tour Betsy’s home and learn about everyday life in the 18th century.
They’ll time travel from the 1680s to today in just three city blocks as HPI’s award-winning Storytellers tell real stories about religious tolerance, patriotism, equality, and standing up for what you believe in. Through interactive, educational stories they’ll learn about such revolutionary figures as William Penn, James Forten, Caroline LeCount, and Susan B. Anthony in the historic sites where history was made.
At the Arch Street Meeting House, one of the nation’s most historically important Quaker Meeting Houses, they’ll learn how Quaker values influenced Philadelphia’s culture then and now.
And with the option to add a selection of other historic attractions to your itinerary, your students gain an even broader appreciation for our nation’s history. Tours include curricular materials for pre- or post-visit classroom discussions. For more details, check out our Planning Guide for School Groups.
Virtual Field Trip
Can’t be here in person? HPI’s curriculum-based Virtual Field Trips transport students back into 18th century Philadelphia where our History Makers and professional storytellers relay authentic history in a series of curriculum-based videos. Recommended for grades 4-6.
Your Virtual Field Trip Package includes three videos including:
Betsy Ross House
Tour the 18th century home of America’s most famous flag maker without leaving your classroom! Follow Betsy through her house as she regales students with the story of her meeting with George Washington, the danger she faced sewing the flag, and the other upholstery work she did throughout her life. Your virtual tour will begin in front of the house as Betsy welcomes you to her home and takes you inside to view her upholstery shop, parlor, and bed chamber.
Time travel from the 1680s to today in just three city blocks. HPI’s award-winning Storytellers take you on a journey through Historic Philadelphia. Students will learn about religious tolerance, patriotism, equality, and standing up for what you believe in through interactive, educational stories about revolutionary figures like William Penn, James Forten, Caroline LeCount, and Susan B. Anthony in the historic sites where history was made.
Arch Street Meeting House
Learn about the Quaker history of Philadelphia at what some consider the most important Quaker site in the world. The video tour explores the history of the burial ground, historic West Room and Arch Street’s modern history. A self-guided, 360-degree tour of the site is also included.
Curricular Materials include an online folder of materials and activities designed by educators, connected to Common Core standards and flexible to be completed before or after your virtual field trip.
New Virtual Field Trip Elements
- Integrated moments of participation and reflection to maintain interactive elements in the new virtual format
- Updated language and content to reflect greater diversity and inclusion in the stories we tell
- More information about the sites in Independence National Historical Park
- Additional reference images for the people, places, and things mentioned in the Story Stroll
- Updated curricular materials offered in multiple formats to support both in-person and online learning
Pricing & Information
Rate: $150 per booking (Free for Philadelphia public and charter schools)
Group Maximum: 50 people
- Betsy Ross House – 25 minutes
- Story Stroll – 35 minutes
- Arch Street Meeting House – 15 minutes
Grade Level: Recommended for 4th – 6th
Format: Pre-recorded videos with interactive moments and opportunities for classroom discussion. Teachers will receive a private link to video content, which will be available for a program window of 1 week.
Content can be viewed at any time during the program window, allowing for maximum flexibility with virtual or in-person classroom instruction.