Phillis the Washerwoman

Event Date: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Info
Cost: 
Adults $5; Children $4
Contact Phone or Email: 
215- 686-1252
Recommended Age: 
5 and up
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Visitors to the Betsy Ross House have the opportunity to meet Phillis. Phillis is a free African American woman who was born into slavery in Philadelphia. She attend school to learn to read and was then indentured where she acquired valuable domestic skills, like laundry, which she used to support herself when she received her freedom at the age of 21.

Area/Neighborhood: 
location: 
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St
19106 Philadelphia , PA 39° 57' 8.208" N, 75° 8' 40.6176" W
Pennsylvania
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