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Women's Rights National Historical Park

In central New York, in Seneca Falls and Waterloo

 

Seneca Falls is the birthplace of the women's rights movement in the United States. Park sites include the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, the site of the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848; the Elizabeth Cady Stanton house, home of one of the founders of the women's rights movement; the Hunt House, where the convention organizers first met; the M'Clintock House, where the "Declaration of Rights and Sentiments" was written; and other sites related to notable early women's rights activists. The park was authorized on December 28, 1980.

 

WHAT TO SEE & DO

Touring museum, historic buildings, district, and homes; watching movie. Facilities: Visitor center (136 Fall St.), Elizabeth Cady Stanton home, Women's Education and Cultural Center (116 Fall St.). Bookstore. Programs & Events: Wesleyan Chapel talks and Stanton House programs (daily). Ranger-guided programs at Wesleyan Chapel, Stanton House, M'Clintock House, and Suffrage Press Workshop (May-Sept., twice daily). Women's History Month (Mar.), Canalfest (June), Convention Days (3rd weekend, July), Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Birthday (Nov. 12). Tips & Hints: Busiest July and Aug., least crowded Jan. and Feb.

 

FOOD & LODGING

Camping: None in park. Near Seneca Falls: Cayuga Lake State Park (2678 Lower Lake Rd., tel. 315/568-5163; 800/456-2267 reservations; 286 sites; $13-$ 19; flush toilets, showers, hook-ups). Ш Hotels: None in park. In Waterloo: Holiday Inn (2468 Rte. 414, tel. 315/539-5011; 148 rooms; $125-$ 159). In Seneca Falls: Microtel Inn & Suites (1966 Rte. 5/U.S. 20, tel. 315/539-8438; 48 rooms, 21 suites; $55-$76). X Restaurant: None in park. In Waterloo: Abigail's Restaurant (Waterloo-Seneca Falls Rd., tel. 315/539-9300; $7; no lunch Sat.).

 

FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS

Entrance fee (includes visitor center and movie): $3 adults, free ages 16 and under, $1 each for historic homes. Tickets available at visitor center and M'Clintock House (14 E. Williams St., Waterloo). No pets in visitor center. Park open daily 9-5.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Park visitor center is at 136 Fall St. (Rte. 5/U.S. 20), which is reached via Exit 41 off New York State Thruway (1-90), then Rte. 414 for 4 mi and Rte. 5/U.S. 20 east for 2 mi. Closest airports: Syracuse (48 mi), Rochester (55 mi).

 

CONTACTS

Women's Rights National Historical Park (136 Fall St., Seneca Falls, NY 13148, tel. 315/568-2991, fax 315/568-2141). Seneca County Tourism Department (1 DiPronio Dr., Seneca Falls, NY 13165, tel. 315/539-1752 or 800/732-1848).

Women's Rights National Historical Park. Detailed information how to get there, where to stay and what rates in the Women's Rights National Historical Park In central New York, in Seneca Falls and Waterloo

Women's Rights National Historical Park. Detailed information how to get there, where to stay and what rates in the Women's Rights National Historical Park In central New York, in Seneca Falls and Waterloo