Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St (btwn Bread St & 3rd St)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
- Betsy Ross, credited with sewing the first American flag, is believed to have worked and resided in this house, built around 1740, from 1773 to 1885.
- Red-White-and-You. After you see how our favorite seamstress lived, hear more of the story via the Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Bench outside.
- The feisty patriot who lived here was always a rebel. Eloping with an Episcopal got her kicked out of the Quakers. Vietnam Veterans Against the War took over her house in 1971 for a 45-minute protest.
- The Betsy Ross Memorial is the only site in America that interprets an 18th century upholstery shop.
- Did you know? Though she is often referred to as a seamstress, Betsy Ross was actually an educated and trained upholsterer who owned and ran her own business.
- Frank is the nicest & most helpful employee. He's the greatest! He went above & beyond his job. Recalibrated the penny machine & made sure I got all four designs :)
- 'Merica! Fuck yeah!
- Believe it or not, Ms. Ross hosts free AT&T wi-fi. :)
- The PHLASH trolley runs Fri, Sat & Sun from 10-6 pm May-October 28, 2012. Just head to stops 2 or 19, buy a $2 ticket & you'll be on your way to seeing more of Philadelphia's attractions and museums.
- Take a tour of Betsy Ross's house and learn the technique she developed to cut out all those stars quickly.
- According to the History Channel Betsy lived there for 112 years!?!
- Besty's Crib....Very insightful
- Bring the kids! If your tyke is the youngest in the room during the sewing demonstration, he/she will get a surprise!
- A cute historical place to visit ! The nation's first post office is across the street, and you can snail mail yourself a special commemorative post card !
- visit pa is great , to LIVE THERE IS WAY BETTER !
- Must see! Lots of great history!
- The Betsy Ross House is one of Philadelphias must see historical sites.
- Take the audio guides tour, it's perfect!
- Skip it. Not even legit history.