• First Wave Statue Exhibit

    Women's Rights

    National Historical Park New York

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    Beginning on December 30, 2013 the park will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The park will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm

Declaration Park and Waterwall

Waterwall with the Declaration of Sentiments and the names of the 100 men and women who signed it at the First Women's Rights Convention in July of 1848.

Waterwall with the text and signers of the Declaration of Sentiments, which was discussed at the First Women's Rights Convention.

Declaration Park is a green space next to the visitor center and the park's most important historic site, the Wesleyan Chapel.

The First Women's Rights Convention was held in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, on July 19 and 20, 1848. Declaration Park highlights the Declaration of Sentiments, the document discussed at the two day convention, with the entire text and its signers are inscribed in a 100 feet long bluestone wall.

The Declaration of Sentiments is recognized as the founding document of the women's rights movement. It is modeled after the Declaration of Independence and bolding proclaimed that "all men and women are created equal."

Did You Know?

M'Clitnock House, Waterloo, New York. Station on the Underground Railroad.

Did you know that all but one of the five organizers of the First Women's Rights Convention had connections to the Underground Railroad? More...