Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    Upcoming events
      Tippler's Tour: Ghosts & Toasts
    • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    • Enjoy beers, cocktails, and appetizer-style snacks at several taverns while your Colonial tippler shares some spooky colonial tales. This evening out begins at the Betsy Ross House and continues through Christ Church Burial Ground and beyond.
      Meet Betsy Ross
    • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    • Meet Betsy Ross in person in her newly renovated upholstery shop and ask the famous lady all about her fascinating life and times and, of course, hear the story of the first Stars & Stripes.
      Meet Phillis the Laundress
    • Friday, September 30, 2016
    • 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 women, she enjoyed a degree of independence that many were looking for at the time.
      Colonial Chocolate Making
    • Saturday, November 26, 2016
    • Visitors will learn the history of chocolate from bean-to-beverage during a delicious day celebrating the roots of the original all-American treat. To bring this unique experience to life, the Betsy Ross House will partner with American Heritage Chocolate for hands-on demonstrations, chocolate tastings and more.