Betsy Ross House

Special Events

Betsy Ross House

Funding for The Betsy Ross House public programs is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Rebel Thursdays

  • Thursdays through August 29: Extended hours until 8 pm

From 6 pm to 8 pm, meet Betsy in the House’s basement where she will tell you about the risks she took by agreeing to take on flag and cartridge-making commissions during the Revolution, and violating her Quaker faith by eloping with a man of a different religion and joining the “Fighting Quakers.” Don't miss these tales from the “Little Rebel” herself. Free with Admission.


First Friday Movies Under the Stars & Stripes

Movies begin at sundown, approximately 8:30 pm. $5 admission includes a tour of the Betsy Ross House and a movie in the courtyard. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early, as seating is limited, you may bring food and a bottle of wine to watch the movie. Movies curated by Steve Morrison of the Preston and Steve Show. First Friday Movies Under The Stars & Stripes is sponsored by Linode.

Below are the dates for First Friday Movies:


 

Meet Phillis the Washerwoman

  • July 4 - November 30: Thursdays - Sundays: Noon - 5 pm

Meet Phillis, a free African American woman who was born into slavery in Philadelphia. She went to school to learn to read and was then indentured where she acquired valuable domestic skills, such as cooking and laundry, which she used to support herself when she received her freedom at the age of 21. As a free woman of color, Phillis lived in a growing and active community of free blacks in 18th century Philadelphia. Though her work was hard as a free and educated woman, she enjoyed a degree of independence that many were looking for in 18th century Philadelphia.

 

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Group Activities, Tours, and Unique Experiences

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Plan your group trip to Historic Philadelphia with unique experiences from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, and Once Upon A Nation! From interactive Storytelling tours and Philadelphia-themed mini golf to performances by historic reenactors, it's all listed right here!

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