BETSY ROSS HOUSE

BETSY ROSS HOUSE

Celebrate the birthday of our nation in the birthplace of democracy! Come experience Philadelphia and America’s riveting history with plenty of fun events, immersive walking tours, and stories produced by Historic Philadelphia, Inc.  Learn about revolutionary ideas and people, or play Philadelphia-themed Mini Golf, all while celebrating July 4th with Historic Philadelphia, Inc. www.historicphiladelphia.org or 215-629-4026. For full information on prices, tickets, and descriptions, download the Historic Philadelphia 2013 Season Fact Sheet available at http://tinyurl.com/hpipress.

The Betsy Ross House is dedicated to preserving the legend of the first flag and the story of Betsy Ross, and all Colonial working-class women.  The House, just blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, is one of Philadelphia’s most popular historic attractions with nearly 200,000 visitors annually. The House is two and a half stories with eight rooms and was originally built in 1740.  The House is restored to the period from 1776-1779, when Betsy Ross, as the story tells it, created the first American flag.  The house is furnished with period antiques and some reproduction furniture.  Highlights include several objects known to have belonged to Betsy Ross.  Visit Betsy Ross in the country’s only interactive colonial upholstery shop and get an up close look at the parlor, where she famously received the Flag Committee, and her bedroom where the first flag was secretly stitched.  Kids will love the interactive exhibits in the House’s basement.  See changing exhibits in the gallery and meet Betsy Ross, in person.

Special Events at the Betsy Ross House: All free activities are available during stated times or while supplies last.

Event schedule: July 4, 11 am – 3 pm – Betsy’s Independence Day Bash – Activities for kids, a children’s naturalization ceremony at 1:30 pm, ceremonial bell ringing at 2 pm. FREE! July 5, 5 pm – First Friday Movie Series – $5 admission includes a tour of the Betsy Ross House and a movie in the courtyard. Visitors are encouraged to bring food and a bottle of wine to watch the movie.  July 6 – 7 (July 6 is Chocolate Day), 11 am – 4 pm – Colonial Chocolate Making – Demonstrations (and tastings!) of the tasty treat that’s more American than apple pie. FREE!
239 Arch Street.  Admission is $5 adults, $4 children/students/seniors/military. Audio tour available for $7/adults, $6 children/students/seniors/military, includes admission. Duration: 25 minutes.

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BETSY ROSS HOUSE
When: July 4, 2013 ~ July 7, 2013
Time: 7:10am - 5:00pm
Where: The Betsy Ross House
More Info: http://www.historicphiladelphia.org/
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