Many of us take our freedoms for granted, but if it were not for certain trailblazers in our society, our world would look radically different. This national park beautifully pays homage to those Read more...
Many of us take our freedoms for granted, but if it were not for certain trailblazers in our society, our world would look radically different. This national park beautifully pays homage to those women who dared declare that women were equal to men.
The Women's Rights Park consists of a visitor's center and four historic properties in the villages of Seneca Falls and Waterloo. The first stop you should make is at the Visitor's Center. Here you can watch an orientation video and explore exhibits relating to women's rights. Kids can also participate in a fun scavenger hunt.
Considered the birthplace of the Women’s Rights Movement in the United States, the Wesleyan Chapel is where the First Women’s Rights Convention was held in July 1848. You can't help but be in awe at how small this initial convention was and how quickly it grew into a full-on movement.
You'll definitely want to take a leisurely stroll to the Waterwall. It's a 100-foot long bluestone water feature located in Declaration Park that is inscribed with the words of the Declaration of Sentiments. After a quick ride over to Waterloo, NY you'll find the restored home of Thomas and Mary Ann M'Clintock. It's here the first convention was planned and the Declaration of Sentiments was drafted.
While this national park may be small it is jam-packed with historical information. Not enough time to see everything? With Hipcamp you can find public campgrounds or private sites that will let you stay a little longer.