Betsy Ross House
Experience the home of America's most famous Flagmaker, Betsy Ross who is the woman widely credited with making the first American Flag. Located just blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the small, unassuming house built around 1740 is generally recognized as the place where Betsy Ross lived when she is said to have made the first American Flag. Since its restoration in the 1930’s, today the house is open to the public and remains furnished in the condition as it was in the period she had lived there, with 7 different rooms open to viewing including a kitchen, bedrooms, parlor and the only interpretation of an 18th century upholstery shop in the country.
- See Betsy Ross' walnut chest-on-chest, her Chippendale and Sheraton sidechairs, her eyeglasses, her quilted petticoat and her Bible
- According to popular historian thought, it was Betsy Ross who initially suggested to change the stars from 6-pointed to 5-pointed
For more information, visit the official website at http://www.betsyrosshouse.org/.