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“Interesting and informative”

National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
Ranked #8 of 143 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony's lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all. We keep her vision alive and relevant by preserving and sharing Anthony's National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, the internet, and interpretive programs. Come visit us today!
Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Interesting and informative”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Great guide and well presented house which gives you real feel for the person. People in reception very friendly and helpful. Don't be put off by anything as you drive there.

Visited July 2013
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English first
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“Fantastic tour!”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is a beautiful site in a beautiful neighborhood. I wish I could remember our docent's name, but the tour was immensely interesting and detailed -- and just being in Susan B. Anthony's home among many of her belongings is a moving experience. I very highly recommend!

Visited July 2013
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palm harbor fl
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“You will be inspired!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I recently visited the Susan B. Anthony house with the Florida League of Women voters. Usually group tours are a drag. Not this one! The Susan B. Anthony house was the epicenter of the suffragist movement that changed the world. Miss Anthony lived here and used this house as her home base as she worked tirelessly and fearlessly around the globe... for over fifty years. This was the headquarters for women's equality. Miss Anthony worked day and night to highlight and correct injustices against all people. She met and worked with with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Harriet Tubman, and many other famous leaders. You will see the parlor where she was arrested for voting. She was later tried, fined and refused to pay despite the threat of jail.

The tour took just about an hour, the docents were simply fabulous.They have a great gift shop and we even had a chance to stay for a delicious lunch. The docents are willing to answers lots of questions and they are very knowledgable. We learned so much. No one could come here and not be moved by what this brave and forward thinking woman accomplished. She brought so many great minds together and she changed the way that people think about human rights. It is hard to believe how far we have come in such a short time. Yet, her causes are still relevant today. Her words "failure is impossible" are still with me! Don't miss a chance to visit...if you love history this is a must see. Her sister's house is next door and don't miss Mr. Seward's beautiful home just down the street!

Visited June 2013
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Staunton, Virginia
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“A true gem!”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

I LOVED this tour. Peggy was the docent that took me on the tour and I was the only person on her tour at that time. You start in the adjacent house that actually belonged to Susan's sister. There is a tiny gift shop area, restroom and an informational center set up in the front. We walked next door to Susan B. Anthony's home. Informative, fun, historical. It was just a wonderful tour. It took a little over an hour, but it was worth every second.

Visited June 2013
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Rochester, New York, United States
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“A rare opportunity, inspiring and moving”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

You can visit lots of places where famous people lived, but this is totally different. The House is where the suffragist movement was based as well as where Miss Anthony lived for her 50 most politically active years. It is in this parlor where she was arrested for voting in 1872. Can you imagine? It all happened right here!
The docents are some of the most well informed people you will find and are deeply emotionally engaged with the mission and the legacy. They pull out the most incredible little anecdotes in response to questions.
Susan B Anthony died a long time ago, but there are still injustices and issues just like the ones she fought for that continue to plague us. Today we have airplanes and the internet. When I consider how hard she worked to advance equality, I feel there is so much more I can do. It is hard to imagine walking away from this place unchanged.
If you are coming to Rochester, this is one stop you have to make.

Visited May 2013
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