Women's Rights Tour

Sunday, 10 July, 08.30-17.15

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. 

LUNCH will be on your own on Falls Street in Seneca Falls.

Upon returning to Rochester the tour will go to the Susan B. Anthony House. The Susan B. Anthony House was the home of the legendary American civil rights leader during the most politically active period of her life, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. Susan B. Anthony's story of courage and determination has been told and re-told to visitors to her Rochester, New York home on Madison Street for more than fifty years. Today, the house is a museum with National Historic Landmark status. The Susan B. Anthony Preservation District is a nine-block area around The Susan B. Anthony House and Susan B. Anthony Square. It is one of the last intact 19th century middle-class neighborhoods in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

EVENT COST is $58 per person and includes a professional tour guide, deluxe motorcoach transportation, and admission to all museums.

For additional information please refer to the following websites:

http://www.nps.gov/wori/

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/pwwmh/ny10.htm

http://www.susanbanthonyhouse.org/