Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls

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Seneca Falls, New York, is best known for its associations with the beginning of the women's rights movement in the United States - more than any other site in the country. Seneca Falls was the location of the first Women’s Rights Convention, held over two days in July 1848. More than 300 women and men attended the convention which marked the beginning of the organized women's rights movement. The "Declaration of Sentiments," adopted during the convention and signed by 100 attendees, provided the agenda for subsequent women's rights activity.

Women's Rights National Historical Park was created by Congress in 1980 to preserve and interpret the nationally significant historical and cultural sites and structures associated with the struggle for equal rights for women.

The park consists of several buildings in Seneca Falls and nearby Waterloo, New York including the Hunt Home in Waterloo where the convention was planned; the M'Clintock Home in Waterloo where the Declaration of Sentiments was written; the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Seneca Falls where the convention was held; and the home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Seneca Falls.
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  • My wife and i visited as part of our 5 day roadtrip. I didnt realize how far back those empty elected suits stood their ground in not making women equal partners. Just because the declaration of indep...  more »
  • Great park for reliving women's rights history. So much interesting info. We were there the weekend of the anniversary of the start of the movement. We participated in a 5K then took our granddaughter...  more »
  • Perhaps my favorite place I've visited associated with the National Park service. The exhibit is beautiful, fun, engaging, inspiring, and modern. From a great book and gift shop, to stautes you can pose with from the women's movement, there's a lot of goodness here. The upstairs exhibit is full of colorful displays of history. I wish I could have spent more time here! Make sure to check the outside area behind the building for a neat water feature they built.
  • Best stop on our cross country road trip. We saw all of the Midwest and parts of Canada and this was by far the best stop we took. The lack of crowds made it easy to enjoy each exhibit and the park service ranger inside was very friendly. 10/10 would recommend.

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