Betsy Ross House

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Place Category: MuseumPlace Tags: Philly Places and Places in PA

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    Betsy Ross House is the birthplace of the American flag. The over 250 years old house was the home of Betsy Ross, a seamstress, and flag-maker who is credited for making the first American flag. Learn about the woman who became a patriotic symbol and get a glimpse of how people lived in 18th-century America.
    Tour the house and explore Ross’s upholstery shop, the bedroom where she sewed the first flag, the parlor where she received the Flag Committee and the basement where she made musket cartridges for the Continental Army. The family’s treasures are also presented there, including antique furniture, a snuff-box, and the family Bible.
    Children can talk to Betsy herself, ask her about the life in Colonial America, about her motivation for making the flag, and even watch how she made the five-point star with just one snip of the scissors. There are also special exhibits and events, such as ‘Colonial Chocolate Making’, ‘Women at Work in Revolutionary America’, and various holiday festivities.

    Betsy Ross House

    A look at the Betsy Ross House in Historic Philadelphia, PA where the American Flag may have been sewn in secrecy by Betsy Ross. She was also into food storage and food preservation there as best she could during those times. Video is courtesy of Freeze Dry Guy, a U.S. Veteran-owned company specializing in Freeze Dried Food and Dehydrated Food for Emergency Preparedness, and outdoor recreation needs.
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