Betsy Ross House – At the pint-sized Colonial home of Betsy Ross, who is credited with sewing the first American flag at the request of General George Washington, visitors meet Ross herself as she works in her upholstery shop. In summer, visitors can start every day in the house’s courtyard with a free colonial flag-raising at 10 a.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children, plus $2 for the optional audio tour.
The wee home of America’s most famous flag maker has an accessible restroom in its gallery, and has removed steps and added a railing to its breezeway to facilitate entry to the first floor. The attraction offers a complimentary audio tour with visual aid for visitors without physical access to the building—and Betsy herself has been known to leave her upholstery shop to greet these guests in her courtyard outside. 239 Arch Street, (215) 629-4026, betsyrosshouse.org