Womens Rights National Historical Park

Womens Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY
Womens Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY (Source: Wikimedia)

Womens Rights National Historical Park

Park Information

As a thirty-two year old mother of three, Elizabeth Cady Stanton felt like a “caged lioness” trapped and isolated in her home.

When she shared her frustration with a group of Quaker abolitionists on July 9th, 1848, the other women not only agreed, but also demanded immediate action.

Ten days later in the Wesleyan Chapel of Seneca Falls, New York, they held the First Women’s Rights Convention in American history. While women have achieved greater equality with the vote, property rights and education, the revolution continues throughout the world today.

Find out how it all began at Women’s Rights National Historical Park. The park consists of four major historical properties and a state of the art Visitor Center.

Start at the Visitor Center where you can view our inspirational film and exhibits. Continue to the Wesleyan Chapel and imagine being a participant at the First Women’s Rights Convention.

Next, take a tour of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton home where she raised seven children and created a movement. In nearby Waterloo, the park continues to restore the historic M’Clintock and Hunt homes which open to the public only on special occasions. Call for more information.

Agency Name:

National Park Service


Plane – The nearest airports to the park are at Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca. Auto rental is available at all three airports.

Car – From the New York Thruway (I-90) take exit 41 (Route 414). Turn right onto Route 414 after exiting the tolls. Follow Route 414 for approximately four miles. At the intersections of Routes 414 and Route 5/Route 20 (the same road at this point), turn left onto Route 5/20. Follow for approximately one and a half miles into the village of Seneca Falls. The Visitor Center is on the left at 136 Fall Street as you enter the downtown area. There is a tall white flag pole in front of the building. The Wesleyan Chapel is next to the Visitor Center, with Declaration Park situated between the two structures.

Public Transportation – There are no buses or passenger trains that come to Seneca Falls or Waterloo. Nearby Auburn and Geneva are served by bus companies, while Rochester and Syracuse are served by Amtrak. Both Seneca Falls and Waterloo are served by taxi cab companies in Waterloo, NY.

Geographic Location

Contact Info

136 Fall Street

Seneca Falls, NY


Additional Info

  • “Women’s Rights National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)”. Accessed June 28, 2020. Link.

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