On Friday, October 8 Spooky Twilight Tours return to the Betsy Ross House. Travel back to Philadelphia in the 1700s and learn about the city’s gruesome history of infection and inoculation. Hear true, macabre tales about bloodletting, small pox, yellow fever, and other gross experiences. Learn what it was like to live in the ghastly 18th century and discover why Philadelphia was an infectious place to be. Then, head into the House for a spooky, shadowy tour.
The tour will run every Friday from October 8 to 29, 6- 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. Make a night of it by adding Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square; $25 for adults and $22 for kids 3-12. Tickets must be purchased in advance at historicphiladelphia.org; capacity is limited for the safety of our guests. See the website for all the details.
During the month of October, the House is open daily 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Crowds are lighter and it is a great time to enjoy the longer audio guide and spend some time with Betsy Ross herself as she works in the country’s only fully-functioning, 18th century upholstery shop.
Admission to the Betsy Ross House is $7 for adults; $6 for children/seniors/students. Upgrade to an audio guided tour for $9 for adults; $7 for children/seniors/students. Advance tickets may be purchased at historicphiladelphia.org. Purchasing tickets in advance does not allow ticket holders to ‘skip the line,’ it is for convenience only.