Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia

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    Betsy Ross Arch Street Courtyard.

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Mar 27, 2005

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    Betsy Ross and John Claypoole tombstone/crypt

    In the courtyard to her home off of Arch Street, she is buried there. Along with her husband, John Claypoole.

    By 1833 Betsy was completely blind. She spent the last three years of her life living with her daughter Jane?s family on Cherry Street in Philadelphia. With family present, Betsy died peacefully in her sleep on January 30, 1836. She was eighty-four years old.

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    by butterflykizzez04 Written Mar 27, 2005

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    Betsy Ross house taken from sidewalk on Arch Str

    We went to the Betsy Ross house. It rained all day off and on, it was our only day there so we decided to make the best of it.
    We put on our rain coats and off we went.

    Historic Information

    Betsy Ross is best known as the legendary maker of the first American flag, but her story is an inspirational one that goes well beyond her association with the flag. Betsy Ross was a courageous and spirited woman whose life was filled with hardships. She was shunned by her family and forbidden to worship as a Quaker for marrying a man of a different faith. She was widowed three times, and two of her seven daughters died as infants.

    Tours are self-guided or visitors may purchase an audio guide which brings to life the house and extraordinary woman, Betsy Ross.
    Hours
    Open 10 am ? 5 pm
    April ? September: Daily
    October ? March: Tuesday - Sunday.

    Open all holiday Mondays.

    Admission
    Self-guided Tour (Suggested)
    - $3 adults and seniors
    - $2 children and students
    Audio Guide and admission
    - $5 per person

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  • Birthplace of the American Flag

    by peach93 Updated Jan 31, 2005

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    Betsy Ross House

    Most people know that the creator of the first American Flag was Betsy Ross, a native Pennsylvanian and well-known seamstress. What most people don't know is that Betsy Ross was also a keen businesswoman who outlived 3 husbands and 2 of her 7 daughters. She was a hardworking, tough woman who only finally retired in her mid 70's when she was too tired to work any longer. She lived well into her mid 80's at a time when 40 was considered old.

    The Betsy Ross House is the house where Betsy and her daughters actually lived and worked and where the first flag was sewn. The front of the house served as Betsy's shop where she spent her days making curtains, tablecloths, and bedcoverings for clients. She also upolstered furniture, a service that was in high demand at that time and provided steady business. Betsy also earned income to support her daughters by making musket balls for the Revolutionary Army. She is burried on the grounds of the house with her third husband, John Claypoole.

    Open 10 - 5, Closed Mondays Oct - March

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    Betsy Ross House

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag and because of its huge significance in where it is flown (whether on earth or in space) it is no surprise that Betsy Ross has become one of the most cherished figures of American History. This house is where she lived and has now become a shrine to her. Admission is by Donation.

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    BETSY ROSS HOUSE

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    BETSY ROSS HOUSE: The restored Colonial-style 18th century home of Betsy Ross who sewed the first American flag. Also view some of her personal possessions.

    Museum depicting the working class during colonial times. It was said the 1st U.S. flag was made here in 1776. The home & upholstery shop is furnished with many of the flagmaker's personal possessions & displays.

    Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.

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    Besty Ross House: Historic old...

    by Bavavia Updated Sep 7, 2002

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    Besty Ross House: Historic old house where you can tour. Its amazing how small the house is and the rooms, its wonderfully kept and it puts you back in history.
    Independence Hall, the Todd House( where Dollie Madison lived with her first husband), the Edgar Allen Poe house where he lived for a year with his dying wife and where he wrote several of his tales.

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    Betsy Ross House

    by seagoingJLW Written Apr 5, 2003

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    Betsy Ross House

    Visit the home of Betsy Ross. The house was built around 1749 and has 2 and a half stories with 9 rooms. Betsy and her husband, John Ross, rented the house and ran an upholstery business there.

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    Betsy Ross House

    by mannymiami Written Mar 31, 2003

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    This is the house of a very famous seamstress that was credited with making the first American flag in 1777. There is a small museum telling the story of this famous lady.

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