Did She or Didn’t She?
There has been some debate about whether Betsy did or didn’t sew those first Stars and Stripes. So let’s take a look at what we really know.
A History Maker portraying Betsy Ross poses with an early version of the US flag
Meet the Women of the 18th Century
During your visit, you might encounter some of the real women who lived in the city as part of the Betsy Ross House Meet the Women of 18th Century Philadelphia programs.
History Makers portraying
How the Betsy Ross House Was Saved
In the late 19th century, many Colonial-era buildings were being torn down. A group of citizens realized the house was in danger and took it upon themselves to save it from destruction.
The Upholstery Shop
Work in the Betsy Ross House upholstery shop is buzzing with as much activity today as it did back when Betsy ran her business from there.
A History Maker portraying Betsy Ross sews the early US flag
Flag Day
Circle June 14 on your calendar. That’s the anniversary when the 1777 Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Stars and Stripes as our nation’s flag.
A parade marches in front of the Betsy Ross House in honor of flag day circa 1937
Heavens to Betsy: Selling an American Icon
Learn how an idealized version of Betsy Ross has sprung from American culture through this kitsch despite there being no surviving image of Ross herself.
Fall Happenings in Historic Philadelphia
See what fall fun is in store for 2023!
Winter Happenings in Historic Philadelphia
Celebrate the Ho-Ho-Holidays in Historic Philadelphia!