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Betsy Ross (1752-1836) may or may not have sewn the first American flag, but she was a seamstress who made patriot flags during the War for Independence. As a recent widow, presumably she lived and worked here. America’s first flag is named for her. The famous “Betsy Ross” flag has 13 alternating red and white stripes with a circular constellation of 13 white stars in its dark blue canton. Today her house is a museum. Among its exhibits is her Bible which provides evidence of her devotion and a documentary record of her family’s history. Ross worshipped at Christ Church where her pew is on display.

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