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 10 and Saturday, February 11.
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 while enjoying a delicious, handcrafted “love potion” cocktail.
Tours, which run about 75 minutes, are timed to keep groups small. This event traditionally sells out, so to guarantee a spot, early ticket purchase is recommended. Tipsy History: A Love Story will run and 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance.
The Betsy Ross House is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday in February. Guests can tour the House to learn all about Betsy’s fascinating life, and about the lives of other 18th century working-class women. Then, meet Betsy, herself, as she works in the country’s only fully-functioning 18th century upholstery shop. Tickets for self-guided tours are $8 for adults; $6 for children/seniors/students. Audio tours, which include admission, are $10 for adults and $8 children/seniors/students.
For more information about Tipsy History, or about the House or any of its programs, visit historicphiladelphia.org.