Things To Do

Visitors are welcome to tour Women’s Rights National Historical Park’s visitor center, historic homes (open seasonally), and the Wesleyan Chapel. Check the Calendar and Special Events page for more about programs.


Visitor Center

136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY
(315) 568-0024

Open Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day)

Through statues of the convention organizers, exhibits, and an orientation film, visitors learn about the history of the women’s rights movement.

  • Orientation Tours: Join this 45-minute Ranger-guided talk at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for an introduction to the story behind the Woman's Rights Convention of 1848. (Note: From May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019 there will be a 20-minute Statue Talk at 9:30 a.m. and the regularly scheduled Orientation Tour at 2:00 p.m.)
  • Film: Dreams of Equality (Park Introductory Film, 30 minutes, showtimes on demand)
  • Younger visitors and students can participate in our Scavenger Hunt while exploring the Visitor Center and the Wesleyan Chapel.

Wesleyan Chapel

136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY

Open Daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day)

The Wesleyan Chapel is the location of the First Women’s Rights Convention held on July 19 and 20, 1848, in which approximately 300 people gathered to attend. It is considered by many historians to the formal beginning of the Women’s Rights Movement in the United States. Learn more about the Wesleyan Chapel.


The Waterwall at Declaration Park

136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY

Open Daily, Dawn to Dusk

A 100 foot long bluestone water feature located in Declaration Park (located between the Visitor Center and Wesleyan Chapel) is inscribed with the words of the Declaration of Sentiments. The Waterwall and Declaration Park provides visitors with a space to gather and reflect on these powerful words. Learn more about the Waterwall at Declaration Park.


Elizabeth Cady Stanton House

32 Washington Street, Seneca Falls, NY
Due to maintenance, the Stanton House will be closed from April 21 - May 24. Tours will resume June 1.

The home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the main organizer of the Seneca Falls’ Woman’s Right Convention and primary author of the Declaration of Sentiments. Stanton called her home the “Center of the Rebellion” during her family’s 15 years in Seneca Falls. Today, you can visit the interior of house with ranger-led tours. Learn more about Elizabeth Cady Stanton House.


M'Clintock House

14 Williams Street, Waterloo, NY
Closed for the Season. Tours will resume on June 1. (Open house on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

On July 16, 1848 the First Women's Rights Convention was planned and the Declaration of Sentiments was drafted at the home of Thomas and Mary Ann M’Clintock. Four members of the family will go on to sign the Declaration of Sentiments during the convention. Today, you can visit the house and learn about the Quaker influence on the Women’s Rights movement, the Underground Railroad, and the planning of the First Women’s Rights Convention through ranger talks. Learn more about the M'Clintock House.


Junior Ranger Program

Geared towards children/students ages 5 to 12 years old, this downloadable booklet consists of activities that teach about civil rights and human rights. Printed copies are available in the Visitor Center.


Group Tours

Groups of 8 visitors or more, please visit our Group Tours and Field Trips page.


Last updated: May 9, 2019

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Mailing Address:

136 Fall Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Phone:

(315) 568-0024

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