The Betsy Ross House Puzzle

The best way to learn about historic houses is to look at them closely, and the most fun way to look at them closely is to do a puzzle showing a wonderful historic house! So, we made a unique and interesting collection of Historic House Puzzles for you to enjoy!

The Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia
Image courtesy of Steve Minor
The Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia
Image courtesy of Steve Minor

At the time of the US Centennial celebration in 1876, the grandsons of Betsy Ross (1752-1836) claimed she had sewn the first American flag at the behest of General Washington. The claim has never been proven, but she has become famous for this feat.
Her family believed this 1740 Pennsylvania colonial style house on Arch Street, several blocks from Independence Hall, was her home during the Revolution. Documentary evidence suggests it may have been the house next door. Ross resided in one of the houses from 1776 until about 1779. The house was restored in 1937. The adjacent house was demolished to protect this house from fire. It was given to the city of Philadelphia in 1941 and is now managed by Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Visiting historic house museums is a wonderful way to get inspiration for your home restoration projects. Restoration methods and materials used by museums are included among the approaches presented in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

Image Courtesy of Steve Minor

Click on the dashed box at the top-right in the puzzle box below to open the puzzle to full screen. In the top left, you can change the number of pieces (100 pieces is the default), toggle piece rotation, and change the background color. Then hit “OK” and have fun!

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