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Get ready for a whirlwind adventure through the most iconic Women's Rights sites throughout New York state and New Jersey! Visit the National Women's Hall of Fame and Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, then go see Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill cottage in NYC's Hyde Park!
Susan B Anthony Museum
Your group will be able to learn all about Susan B. Anthony's life, her social justice work, and her impact on the history of women in America and women in general. You will also be encouraged to make a positive difference in the world just as she did while walking around and being inspired by all her acts of kindness and bravery. There are special programs available for scout groups, school groups, and adult tour groups. Currently, the Exhibit featured within the Visitor Center is Susan B Anthony: American Hero.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in 1815 and died in 1902. Stanton moved to Seneca Falls with her husband and 3 sons in May 1847 and spent the next 14 years here working on her 'reform movement', as well as her family, adding 2 more sons and 2 more daughters to the large farmhouse. The family thoroughly enjoyed this property and all its outbuildings, orchards, and gardens. Also called Grassmere or Center of the Rebellion, this home is where Stanton helped organize the 1848 First Women's Rights Convention, as well as where she officially launched the 'reform movement'. Stanton met mandy influential women here and hosted them at her home, one of her closest friends and allies being Susan B. Anthony.
National Women's Hall of Fame
The contributions of American women are honored in length here, starting with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott and their organization of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention. These two ladies and 300 other women worked on started the fight for rights with the Declaration of Sentiments, of which the right to vote was probably the most imperative to the group. 72 years later the 19th amendment was passed, and 49 years later than that this hall was built to commemorate all this hard work. Pay tribute to and learn about all the Women of the Hall while here, including Abigail Adams, Virginia Apgar, Maya Angelou, Madeleine Albright, Julia Child, Helen Keller, Sally Ride, Fanny Wright, and many others.
Women's Rights National Historical Park
Located in Seneca Falls, New York, you will find the Women's Rights National Historical Park. This park holds several different educational and historic buildings that help enlighten and educate guests on women's rights and the path that got us to where we are today. Your group will be able to explore the onsite Visitor Center, a couple of historic homes, the Wesleyan Chapel, and various pieces of public art while here. You may also want to take part in any daily ranger programs happening or any special events.
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Inside this historic estate, your group will be able to explore insightful exhibits, such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Val-Kill: Emergence of a Political Leader. This examines Eleanor's life in the 1920s and 1930s, a time in which she worked closely with a group of 'independent-minded' ladies in their own fight for rights. This was also a crucial time period for the New Deal. You will learn about how the East Bank of the cottage was a popular picnic and social gathering spot for the Roosevelts and their friends, and how Eleanor decided to move here permanently after Franklin's death in 1945. Overall, this home serves as 'a window into Eleanor Roosevelt's private and public life', allowing guests to enjoy the understated beauty, natural setting, and unpretentious amenities that Eleanor loved so much.
Alice Paul Institute
Alice Paul was a major leader in the women's suffrage movement, a woman all about 'education, empowerment, and equality'. Alice put her life's work into the fight for gender equality, a fight you can learn all about inside the institute. On the first floor, you will find exhibit space and classrooms, the exhibits showing personal items like diplomas and family mementos, as well as general suffrage memorabilia. The permanent exhibit we suggest you study the hardest is Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality. The 3rd floor holds a research library, all of which you can see in the Paulsdale or Paulsdale Insider guided tours.