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Women's Rights National Historical Park

136 Fall St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
315 568-0024
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Seneca Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, National Parks, Monuments/ Statues, Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: This site was the birthplace of the women's suffrage movement more than 150 years ago.
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Nutley, New Jersey
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175 reviews 175 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

There was a good film, a fine exhibit and an interesting talk by a park ranger today. The talk was given in the historic Wesleyan Methodist church in which Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott held the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848. American women did not have many rights and did not gain the right to vote until 1920.... More

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Pachuca, Mexico
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is the only place to know in seneca falls downtown, it shows the history of the women's rights movement. The guide is very polite but the museum is too small, it takes only 20 minutes to cover it.

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Falmouth, MA
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287 reviews 287 reviews
70 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Seneca Falls is rather a dreary little town but the museum was worth a visit. There is an interesting film about the women's rights movement and the exhibits are well done and go beyond the suffragettes. The museum park ranger was very helpful and friendly. I'm not sure that this is a destination point but worth a visit if you're... More

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Let's not confuse the story, or feelings about women's rights, with the actual merit of the park. The story of the mid-19th century women's rights movement is very interesting, and as a spiritual matter, a trip to the home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and to the site of the first Women's Rights Conference has a lot of appeal. But there... More

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Portland
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50 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is a pretty minimalist national (historical) park. But it tells an important story. The museum, particularly upstairs, has some interesting displays and an informative, entertaining film. The tour of the Stanton house is basic and isn't a "must do" -- although the nearby canal lock is worth walking over to see.

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Suffolk
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

But as a sort-of leftie liberal, I pretended that I did... and was pleasantly surprised. Take time to read the whole declaration nearby the Wesleyan chapel where it all started... very poignant and powerful expressions of anger....

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Reston, Virginia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Its amazing to be able to stand in the very spot that a movement in history took off. In Seneca Falls, you get the chance to stand in several spots that qualify. The Wesleyan Church that played host to the Women's Suffrage movement is in tact (after being a slew of things through the years--including a roller rink). There is... More

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Tarrytown, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

It may be cheesy, but this was the fulfillment of a childhood dream! I had always wanted to visit the Women's Rights National Historical Park and was looking forward to finally visiting on our upcoming trip to the Finger Lakes. Then the government shutdown happened, and I spent every day hopefully scanning the headlines for possible news of it reopening... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Who knew that Seneca Falls was such a hot bed for Women's Rights? Wow. What a nice museum. A wonderful film on the women's rights movement and details on how/why it started there. The rangers were really great and informative. The bookstore didn't have a lot of choices, but I still managed to buy 3 books anyway! We went to... More

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Marilla, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

On your visit to Seneca Falls, New York make it a point to visit the Women's Rights National Park. Like all of the National Parks that I have visited across our country, this site presented an historical, educational, reverent perspective of the women and men at the forefront in improving the social status and awareness of women rights in the... More

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