History and Social Studies

Historic Figures

Betsy Ross House

Tour the 18th-century home of Betsy Ross, America’s most famous flag-maker, and learn about what her life was like as a businesswoman, revolutionary, mother, and wife. 239 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. 215-686-1252. Cost: Fee.

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

532 N. 7th St., Philadelphia, PA 19123. 215-597-8780. Explore the 3-building complex where Poe lived from 1843-1844. Free.