Betsy Ross House
- Cultural & historical sitesIndoorsLess crowds
- Audio tour
- Shop discount
What you'll do
See the house where the very first American flag was allegedly created, and learn all about the life of Betsy Ross, the woman who made it.
Visit Betsy Ross House with Go City®
- Admission to the house and free audio guide.
- Access to all permanent and temporary exhibitions.
- 20% off in the Betsy Ross House gift store.
Take a self-guided tour of the famous house, which has been restored to its original 18th-century appearance, and learn all about the revolutionary seamstress and the role she played in the birth of the nation.
The much-disputed story of America's first flag is brought to life through sounds, smells, and character interactions, so you'll feel fully immersed in this unique aspect of American history. You'll also have the chance to see real upholsters tools and learn more about the craft and flag-making trade from past to present. You can also enjoy 10% off at the gift store with your pass.
Betsy Ross House highlights
The Upholstery Shop – visit Betsy in her upholstery shop to see her in person and watch her working as she sews for her business. You’ll get to see all the tools she used and learn first-hand how they were used by upholsterers in Betsy Ross’ time.
Women at Work in Revolutionary America – the museum’s newest exhibit features an interactive way to learn about the household tasks performed by women in the 18th century, like food shopping and laundry, and the women who performed these tasks.
Historic Thread – 250 Years of Flag Making in Philadelphia – this exhibit focuses on the craft and history of the entire industry of flag making in Philadelphia – beyond Betsy Ross’ experience – and walks visitors through flag history, from the 13-star flag stitched in 1776 to the Presidential flags hand-embroidered today and beyond.
Did you know
- The Betsy Ross House is a variation of a 'bandbox' style home, with one room on each floor accessible by a winding staircase that reaches from the cellar floor to the top.
- The house was, at various times, also occupied by a shoemaker, a shopkeeper, an apothecary, and of course, an upholsterer, among others.
- According to oral history, George Washington himself asked Betsy Ross if she could make the American Flag based on a sketch he provided (the original sketch featured thirteen red and white stripes and thirteen six-pointed stars) in 1776.
Go City is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in Philadelphia. Your pass includes Betsy Ross House tickets, plus admission to dozens of top attractions.
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Know before you go
Getting In: Present your pass at the admissions desk.
Take the Betsy Ross House Virtual Tour on their website before you go to get acquainted with the house tour and read up on some of the history you’ll learn about.
For more information visit the Historic Philadelphia website.
Where you'll be
236 Arch Street,, null, Philadelphia, US
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