Women's Rights National Historical Park

Five women met for the first time on July 9, 1848, at the home of Jane Hunt and decided that it was time to hold a convention to lobby for increased women's rights. They published an ad in the local newspaper, the Seneca Courier, declaring that all who supported the idea should attend the meeting on July 19 in Seneca Falls, New York. Over 100 women and men showed up to that meeting. At the end of the session, individuals signed the Declaration of Sentiments asking that women be given the right to vote, equal educational opportunities, and the power to keep children in the event of a divorce among other things. It was through the power of this convention that others joined forces, and women finally got the right to vote in 1920. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Women's Rights National Historical Park

Women’s Rights National Historical Park consists of four major attractions, and you will want to make sure that you visit them all. Start at the visitor center to get a better idea of what happened at the site. Then, see the Wesleyan Chapel, where the first convention was held. Do not leave without seeing the homes of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Thomas and Mary Ann M'Clintock, who were important event organizers. 

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How To Get To Women's Rights National Historical Park

It is easy to get from Rochester to Women's Rights National Historical Park. Start by getting on Interstate 490 East. Take the exit onto Interstate 90 East. Use Exit 41 to get on New York 414 going toward Waterloo. Turn left onto New York 318 East and right onto Gravel Road, which becomes Cayuga Street. Turn right on Fall Street. The park will be on your right in about two blocks. 


136 Fall St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Fee: Entry fee $0

Explore the history of the women’s rights movement by visiting the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. While many think that the sole focus of this movement was for women to gain the right to vote, the Declaration of Sentiments that the convention signed also focused on education, the rights of divorcees, and the right to own property and control money. After you visit this site, you will want to see many other locations around Seneca Falls. The best way to explore this area is in your RV. If you do not have one, rent one on RVshare.com.