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Published May 23rd 2011
Looking for an escape from the city? The Women's Rights National Park, found in Seneca Falls, New York is an exciting and interesting learning experience for people of all ages.

Led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, four other women and herself invited the general public in 1848 to the first ever Women's Rights Convention in the United States. This began a journey to women's equality in all aspects of life and is celebrated at the Women's Rights National Park. Nearly 100 people made a commitment to fight for equality after this two-day convention.

The park is located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, New York and is open everyday from sunrise to sunset. The visitor center is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily except national holidays. The park offers a variety of programs and guided tours that are great for both children, couples and singles.

Various tours including the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House tour and Wesleyan Chapel are available each day at select times that are guided by a ranger. For more information on ranger-guided tours, visit the Vistor's Center during operation hours or call 315-568-0024.

The M'Clintock (beginning in late May 2011) tells the story of the Mary Ann M'Clintock, who became one of the founding members of the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society. Her and her husband became leading forces in the women's right movement and their statue can be viewed in the Vistor's Center. The M'Clintock House is located at 14 East Williams Street in Waterloo, New York.
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Why? Because learning about our history is important
When: Sunrise to sunset daily; visitor's center 9am to 5 pm daily
Where: Seneca Falls, New York
Cost: Free
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