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Women's Rights National Historical Park was established in 1980, and covers a total of 6.83 acres (27,600 m2) of land in Seneca Falls and nearby Waterloo, New York, United States.For travelers who use our world travel planner, Seneca Falls holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Women's Rights National Historical Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
The park consists of four major historical properties including the Wesleyan Methodist Church, which was the site of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, the first women's rights convention. The Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, and the homes of other early women's rights activists (the M'Clintock House and the Richard Hunt House) are also on display. The park includes a visitor center and an education and cultural center housing the Suffrage Press Printshop.
The Visitor Center lobby houses a large, life-size bronze sculpture, The First Wave, which consists of twenty figures representing women and men who attended the first Women's Rights Convention. Nine of the sculpture's figures represent actual participants and organizers of the convention: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Mary Ann M'Clintock, Martha Wright, Jane Hunt, Frederick Douglass, James Mott, Thomas M'Clintock, and Richard Hunt. The other eleven figures represent the "anonymous" women and men who participated in the two-day convention, which took place on July 19 and 20, 1848, and which drew over 300 people. Many of the participants signed the Declaration of Sentiments, the convention's defining document, which declared that "all men and women are created equal."
Women's Rights National Historical Park reviews
We ventured out on a Saturday to pay homage to the brave women who paved the way toward equality. This museum and cultural center gave so much insight and perspective about the ones who braved abuse..... more
We ventured out on a Saturday to pay homage to the brave women who paved the way toward equality. This museum and cultural center gave so much insight and perspective about the ones who braved abuse..... more »
We visited in the winter so it was good to have an indoor activity. We had no trouble finding the Park or parking nearby. The exhibits were in a small upstairs area, but extensive and informative...
We visited in the winter so it was good to have an indoor activity. We had no trouble finding the Park or parking nearby. The exhibits were in a small upstairs area, but extensive and informative... more »
The visitor’s center was an excellent place to learn about women’s rights. There is so much history as well as a connection to the present reminder that there is still a ways to go. Learn about the different participants in the movement and also visit the Wesleyan Chapel where much of it began. The displays in the visitor’s were compelling and informative. The walk through of the Chapel was a chance to stand in the midst of a historical site. This location is worth the visit.
A great side trip to make if you are in the area. This museum is free! Shouldn't take you much more than an hour to work your way through this museum but it is well worth your effort to stop in. The museum is wheelchair accessible and there is an elevator to get to the upstairs. There is also a cute little gift shop you can visit.
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