Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument House and Museum, Washington DC

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The Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument is a historic house and museum of the U.S. women's suffrage and equal rights movements located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.. The monument is named after suffragists and National Woman's Party leaders Alva Belmont and Alice Paul.
Since 1929 the house has served as headquarters of the National Woman's Party, a key political organization in the fight for women's suffrage. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974. From 1972 to 2016, the Sewall-Belmont National Historic Site was an affiliated unit of the National Park Service. In 2016, President Barack Obama designated it a National Monument.
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  • This House was one of the headquarters of the National Women's Party, which was instrumental in getting the 19th Amendment passed, securing women the right to vote. It was designated a National...  more »
  • Remarkable history. Good introductory video but I wasn’t offered a tour. Exhibits are kind of visually overwhelming.  more »
  • Many thanks to my visiting friend who wanted to tour the house and got me exploring my area like a tourist. The Belmont-Paul house's history and the history of the women who housed their movement their were inspiring! Votes for women! Pass the Equal Rights Amendment!
  • This was a must-visit for me on my excursion into the capitol. As much ground as we still must make up to truly have equality, we would be nowhere near the progress made to date without the women represented here. It was humbling to walk through the halls and read of the dedication, sweat, blood, and tears that went into the changes they championed. I hope that everyone visiting D.C. takes the time to visit this monument, and takes away some of the inspiration I did.

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