Women's History Month at the Betsy Ross House

Women's History Month Celebration

The Betsy Ross House is set to celebrate Women’s History Month with special events throughout the month of March.  The iconic site is the only place in Philadelphia dedicated solely to telling the stories of Colonial women and their contributions to our nation and embraces the month as a way to highlight even more women throughout history and to share some of the lesser known details of Betsy Ross’ story.

Storytelling Sundays

March 7, 14, 21, and 28

On Sunday, March 7 and Sunday, March 14 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Once Upon A Nation Storytellers will share short stories of women’s struggle to gain the vote and other stories of women throughout history who made often unsung contributions to society.

The last two weekends in March take visitors into the trenches of the fight for women’s suffrage.  On Sunday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., meet Alice Paul American Quaker, suffragistfeminist, and women's rights activist and one of the leaders of the campaign for the 19th Amendment and on Sunday, March 28, meet Frances Harper, an abolitionist, suffragist, poet, teacher and public speaker, who was one of the first African American women to be published in the United States.

Storytelling is included with admission to the Betsy Ross House.

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Tipsy History: The Little Rebel

March 25 - 27 at 5, 6, & 7 p.m.

If you think you know all there is to know about Betsy Ross, has SHE got a story for you! Grab your girlfriends … yes, guy friends are welcome, too … for a Women’s History Month celebration complete with riveting stories, new insights, and, of course, a toast!

Join us for Tipsy History: The Little Rebel Thursday, March 25 through Saturday, March 27 and hear from Betsy, herself, how she earned her “Little Rebel” nickname.  Hint … an elopement and treason are just part of the story!

Then, you’ll head into the House for a special women’s history-themed tour and finally, a walk around the corner to Art in the Age to enjoy a delicious, handcrafted cocktail and raise your glass to the ladies, past and present.

Tours, which run about 90 minutes, will be timed and tickets limited to allow for proper social distancing.  Masks are required.  Tipsy History:  The Little Rebel will run at  5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27.  Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance.

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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.

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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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