Winter Happenings in Historic Philadelphia
Celebrate the Ho-Ho-Holidays in Historic Philadelphia!
Fall Happenings in Historic Philadelphia
See what fall fun is in store for 2023!
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.
Meet the Women of the 18th Century
Meet the Women of the 18th Century at the Betsy Ross House!
An actress playing Mary Crathorne, posing for the camera.
First Friday Movies Under the Stars & Stripes
Bring a pizza and your favorite bottle of wine!
Betsy Ross House Flag Raising
Begin your day in Historic Philadelphia with a Flag Raising by Betsy Ross herself!
A History Maker portraying Betsy Ross poses next to an early US flag in the courtyard of the Betsy Ross House
Betsy Ross House Tours
The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the 18th century.
Exterior of the Betsy Ross House on a sunny day
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
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
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.