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“"We're a part of history!"”

Women's Rights National Historical Park
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Women's Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20,1848.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

My young granddaughter, Maggie, and I spent the weekend in Seneca Falls, NY during the 165th anniversary celebration of the first Women's Rights Convention of 1848. We spent time viewing the exhibits in the visitor center and especially enjoyed the 30 minute video on the history of the 1848 convention. We also attended a 3-act play at the Wesleyan Chapel re-enacting the Declaration of Sentiments and the 1848 convention with "actors" in period costumes, including men who were not in favor of expanding women's rights. The play ended with the audience voting on the Declaration of Sentiments following remarks by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederik Douglas. We were then given the opportunity to sign the document by adding our names and addresses to a special book. Afterward, Maggie exclaimed "Grandma, years from now people will see our names and now we're a part of history!" I would highly recommend timing a visit to the Women's Rights National Park with the annual anniversary celebration in July!

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

I visited this museum a year ago while in the area and wanted my hubbie to see it. We took in the film, dated but good; the chapel tour, and viewed exhibits upstairs. Well done. Sadly, the Stanton house was not open due to construction on the road outside. I had heard it would be open in the p.m. so we walk through the heat after lunch only to find a locked door. A good reminder of where we have come from and all we have yet to accomplish regarding equality.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stopped here on our annual national parks trip- this time to the East Coast. We always buy the national parks recreation passport which allows you to get into all of the national parks for a full year for one price. If you are visiting multiple national parks you should look into it because it will save you money, often paying for itself after only two or three stops.

This park is located in a downtown area and if you are towing a camper like we were you will want to park in the parking lot behind buildings across the street. We were there on a Sunday so we didn’t have issues with parking. This park encompasses several places including a church and a couple other buildings- we were on our way to other parks so we only stopped at the visitor center that contains the museum which is very well put together and very interesting. It was chilling in a way for me as a woman to stand there with my infant son and think about how many things and opportunities have changed for women in the last 100 years. I would definitely stop to see this neat place where women are honored.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Be sure to get a tour and start and the visitors center where you can view an informative film and pick up some great books and gift items. Then visit the Women's Hall of Fame, Elizabeth Cady Stanton house (still under reconstruction and not much to see but the rangers are full of great stories), the Wesleyan Chapel (the setting for the first women's rights convention) (be sure to get the ranger tour). Be sure to go to Rochester (it is so historic and there are gorgeous homes on the streets around Susan B. Anthony's home and be sure to make time to have lunch and tea there, the Seward house is just down the street (make an appointment) and be sure to see the Harriet Tubman house and visitor center. Not much to the Tubman house but the guides at the the visitor center went thru an awesome timeline and they know so much about the the underground railroad and Harriet and all the amazingly powerful people she worked with! I went with the league of Voters and I throughly enjoyed my trip!

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We suggest making the Visitor Center the focus of your visit. The film and exhibits there are extremely informative and give you insight into the early beginnings of Women's Rights. Admission to this National Park site is free and covers several venues that comprise the setting for the First Women's Rights Convention. The Weslyan Chapel, where the actual First Convention took place, is next to the Visitor's Center. We found the reconstructed building a bit dissapointing as very little of the original building, especially the interior, survives. However, our Ranger Tour, held there, was very thorough and informative and worth attending. On the other hand, our tour of the Stanton House was disallusioning as the house is still under reconstruction and there is not much to see. All told, we learned a great deal and were glad we made this part of the stops in our travels.

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