Betsy Ross House
Welcome to the house of stars and stripes, the landmark Betsy Ross House in Philly right off of Arch Street. This historic home is the purported site of famous American seamstress and flagmaker, Betsy Ross. Within Philadelphia’s Historic District, this home of the American flag and the amazing woman behind it provides a look at the colorful fabric of America’s rich history, literally!
Get enveloped in the "sights and sounds of the 18th century" as you and your group explore the exact room in which Betsy Ross sewed the first flag in 1776. All throughout the home, you will see several different interactive and historical programs, including a new audio tour and kids' audio tour options that teach you everything you need to know about the woman behind the flag!
Discover the many different various rooms with character-dressed staff members, you may even stumble upon Betsy herself at work in her upholstery shop! You can watch her at work, ask her about her life, and listen to her stories about her personal business and what it meant to sew the American symbol of freedom. In this room, you can also see and learn all about the upholsterer’s tools needed to make a flag and exactly how to use them. There will be various special exhibits as well, such as Women at Work in Revolutionary America, Museum in the Making, and Dressing the Bed. After you’ve seen just about all you can of Philadelphia’s most popular historic attraction (just after the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall), head over to the Betsy Ross Shop to pick up any crafts, costumes, books, or food you may want to remember the historic experience!