Women's Rights National Historical Park

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Women's Rights National Historical Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
The remains of the Wesleyan Chapel
Map showing the location of Women's Rights National Historical Park
Map showing the location of Women's Rights National Historical Park
Location Seneca County, New York, USA
Nearest city Seneca Falls, NY
Coordinates 42°54′39″N 76°48′05″W / 42.91083°N 76.80139°W / 42.91083; -76.80139Coordinates: 42°54′39″N 76°48′05″W / 42.91083°N 76.80139°W / 42.91083; -76.80139
Established December 28, 1980
Visitors 25,426 (in 2011)[1]
Governing body National Park Service

Women's Rights National Historical Park was established in 1980, and covers a total of 6.83 acres (27,600 m²) of land in Seneca Falls and nearby Waterloo, New York, USA.

The park consists of four major historical properties including the Wesleyan Chapel, the site of the Seneca Falls Convention an early and influential women's rights convention.[2] The Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, and the homes of other early women's rights activists (the M'Clintock House and the Richard Hunt House) are also on display. The park includes a visitor center and an education and cultural center housing the Suffrage Press Printshop.

Votes For Women History Trail[edit]

The Votes For Women History Trail, created as part of the federal Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, is administered by the Department of the Interior through the Women's Rights National Historical Park. The Trail is an automobile route that links sites throughout upstate New York important to the establishment of women's suffrage.

Sites on the trail include:

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  1. ^ "NPS Annual Recreation Visits Report". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  2. ^ Though it is popularly known as the first-ever women's rights convention, the Seneca Falls Convention was preceded by the Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women in 1837 held in New York City, at which women's rights issues were debated, especially African-American women's rights.
     • Gordon, Ann D.; Collier-Thomas, Bettye (1997). "Introduction". African American women and the vote, 1837–1965. University of Massachusetts Press. pp. 2–9. ISBN 1-55849-059-0. 
    In June 1848, two male-organized conventions discussed the rights of women: The Conference of Badasht in Persia, at which Táhirih advocated women's rights and took off her veil; and the National Liberty Party Convention in New York at which presidential candidate Gerrit Smith established a party plank of women's suffrage after much debate.

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