The Betsy Ross House and Art in The Age Host a Valentine’s Day Weekend With Love Stories and Chocolate Cocktails!
Love is in the air at the Betsy Ross House this Valentine’s Day weekend. For the most unique date in town, grab your plus one and join Betsy, herself, for Tipsy History: A Love Story Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13.
You’ll hear a love story for the ages when you meet a young Betsy Ross just after her elopement with husband John. She faces the condemnation of her Quaker community for marrying outside her religion. Will she choose faith and family or true love?
Then, couples will head into the House for a special love-themed tour and finally, a walk around the corner to Art in the Age to warm up with a delicious, handcrafted cocktail, featuring that most patriotic of ingredients in Betsy’s time … chocolate!
Tours, which run about 90 minutes, will be timed and tickets limited to allow for proper social distancing. Masks are required. Tipsy History: A Love Story will run and 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance at historicphiladelphia.org.
In the meantime, a reminder that the Betsy Ross House is open to visitors and Betsy, herself, is greeting guests in the courtyard. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Mondays.
Guests are being admitted to the courtyard in reduced numbers to allow for social distancing. While in the courtyard, visitors will meet Betsy Ross, who will be wearing a mask, of course. Betsy will tell her fascinating life story twice each hour.
For those guests who choose to tour the House, limited numbers of people will be admitted at intervals designed to allow at least one room of space between groups. Interactive exhibits have been temporarily removed and surfaces are being sanitized throughout the day. Only self-guided tours will be offered at this time. The Museum Shop is also open.
Also, join the Betsy Ross House virtually at 11 a.m. this Thursday for the final Curator’s Corner, which features the House’s director, Lisa Moulder, showcasing some of the most interesting items in our collection, including Betsy’s glasses and petticoat and the rare Dolly Kaboo. Visit the Betsy Ross House on Facebook for this unique opportunity.
The Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street, will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for children, students, seniors and active military.