Betsy Ross House
Type: Historic Sites
Built in the mid 1700s, this Georgian-style house was owned by the Widow Lithgow, who rented rooms in it to Betsy Ross and her husband, from 1773-1786. They ran an upholstery business out of this... Read More
Built in the mid 1700s, this Georgian-style house was owned by the Widow Lithgow, who rented rooms in it to Betsy Ross and her husband, from 1773-1786. They ran an upholstery business out of this house, and in 1776, Betsy allegedly sewed the first U.S. flag here. Fully restored in the 1930s, today the house is one of Philadelphia's most visited attractions. Betsy Ross is buried in the adjacent courtyard. The gift shop offers Betsy memorabilia and flag souvenirs, books, and toys. It's a short visit, but very worthwhile to see the humble building where one of the first symbols of our new nation was created.
239 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1915
- Family-Friendly Museums, Historic Sites: "For an additional treat, stop to chat with the historically-dressed Betsy in the courtyard as you head into the house."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Not many other places say "America" more than the home where our flag was sewn. See if it is what you thought it'd look like!
- Best for Historic Sites Because: This small, historic house is reported to have played a great role in our country's history, and is an interesting way to experience the past.
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