• 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

The Erie Canal and the Network to Freedom

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Erie Canal Network to Freedom map

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Women's Rights National Historical Park is located within the Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor and is home to two locations, the M'Clintock house and Hunt house, on the Corridor's "Network to Freedom". New York State's canals brought not just goods from the Atlantic Ocean to Central and Western New York, but also people and ideas. This movement of people and ideas spurred the development of reform movements like abolition and women's rights throughout New York State. Click here to learn more about the "Network to Freedom" and the connection between New York State's canal system, abolition, and women's rights.

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...