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." For suffrage-related events, head to our events page.
The museum, which is located on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, details the history of local waterways and their impact on the Finger Lakes region. The waterways fostered industrial growth, forward-thinking... more