New Yorkers have long led the struggle for women's rights. Seneca Falls is considered the birthplace of the women's rights movement, and some of its greatest leaders from Susan B. Anthony to Matilda Joslyn Gage and Elizabeth Cady Stanton did their pioneering work in the Empire State. In passing women's suffrage in 1917, New York fueled the momentum for the entire nation to follow suit three years later.
As New York celebrates its 100th anniversary of women achieving the right to vote, visitors can explore historic sites and take part in special events commemorating these pioneering suffragists, as well as modern trailblazing women.
To sort out suffrage destinations from our Women's Rights attractions below, select "Women's Suffrage" in the "Attractions" box below, then click on "Search."
The Cayuga Museum and Case Research Lab are located on the historic Willard-Case Estate. The property is comprised of three buildings, the Willard-Case Mansion, which houses self-guided tours about... more
A National Historic Landmark, Steepletop was the beloved home of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, whose work and life came to represent the modern, liberated woman of the Jazz age. From 1925 until her... more
The site is of national significance for the Underground Railroad, antislavery, suffrage and reform activities of Gerrit Smith, including his support of John Brown. It tells the stories of the 19th... more