Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House

Credit: Philadelphia CVB

The Betsy Ross House is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Betsy was a seamstress who is known to have made the first American Flag. She was a widow and lived at the location. The house has a gift shop with an exhibit area and historical tours available for your student group to explore. Your trip wouldn’t be complete without a student tour to the Betsy Ross House. They offer student group tours during the visit. They will be personally introduced to Betsy in her upholstery shop. Students will also learn about her fascinating life and career. Featured topics include the following: Betsy’s undercover activities, her family life, and the iconic flag sowing story. There are also audio tours offered as well. The war for independence left many women without spouses. The famous flag maker lost three husbands and was left with seven children. She did not have enough resources to support her family but possessed skills as a seamstress. She operated her business until the age of 70 and died at the age of 84.