We offer a comprehensive selection of historical flags that take us on a journey through our nation's unique and storied history. All flags are constructed in the United States from weather-resistant nylon and are finish with a durable canvas heading and brass grommets. We offer a comprehensive selection of sizes; Most of our historical flags are offered in 2ft. x 3ft., 3ft. x 5ft., 4ft. x 6ft., 5ft. x 8ft., and 6ft. x 10ft. This is an important point which separates us from the competition who typically only offers these flags in one size. Our historical flags are the best of both worlds since we make every attempt to carefully recreate the original designs with historical accuracy, while still maintaining vibrant graphics that will last for years to come.
Our historical flags are frequently displayed on in-ground or wall-mount flagpoles at the of people who are looking to pay homage to our nation's history. If you are looking for a complete wall-mount flagpole set, our Build Your Own Outdoor Historical Flag Set program will allow you to choose between premium quality 6ft. poles and brackets to display the Historical Flag of your choice on your front porch.
If you need assistance locating the right flag or hardware, we are here to help. Please reach out to us by phone, email, or chat and we will be pleased to assist you in choosing the correct flag and display hardware.
Historical American Flags
Throughout our nation's history, many flags have been flown to represent the United States of America. The most notable changes have pertained to the number of stars and organization of the stars in the blue canton in the upper left corner of the flag.
The first National flag was the Grand Union flag, which includes 13 alternating red and white stripes to represent the 13 original colonies and the canton is comprised of the flag of the United Kingdom to symbolize the countries previous association with the UK. This was the first flag used by the US immediately following the revolutionary war.
The Grand Union Flag was short-lived, however, because on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed legislation called the Flag Resolution which stated that the American Flag should be comprised of 13 alternating stripes of red and white with a blue canton featuring 13 white stars in the top left corner. Flag day is now celebrated every year on June 14 to commemorate this momentous occasion. The resolution did not specifically state the pattern whereby the stars should be displayed, the number of points that the stars should be comprised of, nor did it specify whether there should be 7 red stripes and 6 red stripes or 6 red strips and 7 white stripes. As a result, many variants of the American Flag where created. Two of these variants where the Betsy Ross Flag and the Bennington Flag.
The Betsy Ross Flag featured (13) 5-point stars displayed in a circular pattern in the blue canton. This flag is an iconic design which is still used today as a throwback to our nation's history. We offer this in the standard version as well as a tea-stained flag which looks like it is literally hundreds of years old. The Bennington Flag used 7 white stripes and 6 red stripes and included (13) 7-point stars, 11 of which were arranged in an arc pattern plus one star in the top left of the flag and one star in the top right. Underneath the arc of stars reads, "76."
In 1795, Kentucky and Vermont were added as new states, and to reflect this, 2 additional stars were added to the flag. This new flag, which featured 15 stars is now referred to as the Star Spangled Banner, since this was the flag that served as Francis Scott Key's inspiration to write the national anthem. After this point, as new states were admitted to the union, stars were added to the blue canton until we reached the current 50 stars to reflect the 50 states.
Revolutionary War Flags
In addition to our historical American Flags, we also offer several historical flags which were popularized during the revolutionary war including the Bunker Hill Flag, Culpepper Flag, Fort Moultrie Flag, and the Gadsden Flag.
- The Bunker hill flag is commonly used to represent the New England region of the United States and dates back to the battle of Bunker Hill.
- The Culpepper flag was used by the Culpeper Minutemen from Culpeper County, Virginia and features the text, "Liberty or Death; Don't Tread on Me." This flag was symbolic of the struggle for independence from Great Brittan during the revolutionary war.
- The Fort Moultrie Flag features a blue design along with a white crescent and the word, "Liberty," which is referring to the struggle for liberty during the revolutionary war.
- The Gadsden Flag features a yellow background with a rattlesnake and the words, "Don't Tread On Me." This flag was used by the Continental Marines during the Revolutionary War. The phrase, "Don't Tread On Me," gives us insight into the mentality of US soldiers during the war who were seeking independence from Great Britain.
Selecting the Correct Flag
In addition to carrying a full selection of American Historical flags, we also offer all of the requisite hardware, brackets, and flagpoles needed to proudly display your flag. Please also keep in mind that if you do not see the flag you are looking for, we can always produce your design as a custom flag. If you need any assistance, please reach out to us by phone, email, or chat and we will be happy to help you.