Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Welcome to the Betsy Ross House
In 1776 Betsy Ross lost her husband John. the young widow worked as an upholsterer, but when war came, she turned to making naval colors. In early 1777 she sewed the first Stars and Stripes for the naval vessels defending Philadelphia.
The Stars and Stripes are an important symbol of America, and the Betsy Ross story has become an enduring part of American memory. As our nation develops and changes, so do the meanings of the American flag and the story of its first maker.
Location. 39° 57.135′ N, 75° 8.686′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Arch Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is just inside the courtyard to the entrance to the Betsy Ross Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Betsy Ross (here, next to this marker); Betsy Ross House (a few steps from this marker); Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (within shouting distance Arch Street Meeting House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friends Meeting (about 300 feet away); Cyrus Bustill (about 300 feet away); Arch Street Friends (about 300 feet away); Kahal Kodosh Mikveh Israel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . . Betsy Ross at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on July 26, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 5. submitted on August 26, 2015.