The Historic Betsy Ross House Reopens for Visitors!
The iconic Betsy Ross House has reopened to visitors. Operating hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.
Over the last several weeks, House director Lisa Moulder and her team have been hard at work implementing safety protocols for the protection of visitors and staff and creating a new and exciting way to experience the House.
When the site reopens, guests will be 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 will be sanitized throughout the day. Only self-guided tours will be offered at this time.
“We think we have created an environment at the Betsy Ross House where our visitors can relax and enjoy their experience,” said Moulder. “Guests can meet Betsy, hear from our storytellers, purchase souvenirs and take photos without entering the House if that is how they feel most comfortable. For those whose comfort level allows, we are offering a controlled and sanitized environment inside the House for tours.”
Operating hours have been scaled back slightly to allow for extra cleaning. The Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street, will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For contact-free admission, advance tickets may be purchased at historicphiladelphia.org. For more information, call (215) 629-4026 or visit historicphiladelphia.org
The Betsy Ross House is managed by Historic Philadelphia, Inc. HPI enhances the visitor experience and helps strengthen Philadelphia’s tourism industry through interpretation and interaction, making our nation’s history relevant and real. Historic Philadelphia, Inc.’s other programs include