Declaration Park and Waterwall
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?
Did you know that many women's rights reformers were also abolitionists, and that the writers of the Declaration of Sentiments borrowed phrases and ideas from the antislavery movement? More...