Visiting The Women's Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, NY

Seneca Falls, NY – Three Must Do Things In Seneca Falls, NY

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Seneca Falls, NY – Home of the Women’s Rights Movement

 
Originally Published Nov 16, 2018.

In mid-September, 2018, I was guest of The Finger Lakes Tourism Board in Seneca Falls, NY. Today, it’s a sleepy town, but in the early 1900s, it was far from it.

Seneca Falls, NY is the home of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. This museum, run by the National Park Service, showcases among other things, the fight women had in the United States to get the right to vote.

But that’s not all Seneca Falls is about, its a beautiful city as you will see from the photos here; great food as well.

 

Ovid Street Bridge, Seneca Falls, NY USA

Ovid Street Bridge, Seneca Falls, NY USA

Enjoy and let me know what you think when you visit.

 

Trinity Episcopal Church, Seneca Falls, NY USA

Trinity Episcopal Church, Seneca Falls, NY USA

 

Where is Seneca Falls?

Seneca Falls is located just west of Auburn, NY between the cities of Rochester and Syracuse.

 


 

 

Van Cleef Lake, Seneca Falls, NY USA

Van Cleef Lake, Seneca Falls, NY USA

 

How To Get Here

There are many ways to to get to Seneca Falls, NY. let’s take a look:

 

By Air

The closest airport is the Syracuse International Airport (SYR). The airport is served by the following scheduled service airlines: Allegiant Air (G4), American Airlines (AA), Delta Air Lines (DL), Frontier Airlines (F9), JetBlue Airways (B6) and United Airlines (UA).

 

The larger and next closest airport is the Rochester International Airport (ROC). The airport is served by the following scheduled service airlines: Air Canada (AC), Allegiant Air (G4), American Airlines (AA), Delta Air Lines (DL), JetBlue Airways (B6), Southwest Airlines (WN) and United Airlines (UA).

 

Richmond Airport (ROC)

Richmond Airport (ROC)

Alternately, you can fly into Ithaca (ITH) or Elmira/Corning, NY (ELM).

By Car

From Syracuse, NY take the I-90 west to Exit 41. You may also take I-490E to I-90E to the Syracuse exit from the Rochester, NY. Use a mapping software such as Google Maps for directions.

By Train

You can take Amtrak to the Rochester or Syracuse stations, then you would need to rent a car to get to Seneca Falls, NY.

By Bus

Greyhound bus has service to Syracuse and Rochester, Then you would need to rent a car.

 

Things To Do

The main thing to do here is to visit the Women’s Right National Historical Park. Here you will learn all about the history of Women’s Rights in the U.S. Seneca Falls is the Birthplace of Women’s Rights.

Women's Right Museum Seneca Falls, NY USA

Women’s Right Museum Seneca Falls, NY USA

 

Women's Right Museum Main Building Seneca Falls, NY USA

Women’s Right Museum Main Building Seneca Falls, NY USA

 

What Will It Be Like When Men and Women Are Truly Equal, Seneca Falls, NY USA

What Will It Be Like When Men and Women Are Truly Equal, Seneca Falls, NY USA

 

Women's Right Museum, Seneca Falls, NY USA

Women’s Right Museum, Seneca Falls, NY USA

When Anthony Met Stanton Monument

This is the monument depicting the moment that Susan B. Anthony met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who were both women’s rights activists of the era.

 

Susan B. Anthony Meets Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Seneca Falls, NY USA

Susan B. Anthony Meets Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Seneca Falls, NY USA

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s House

 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton's House Seneca Falls, NY USA

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s House Seneca Falls, NY USA

National Women’s Hall of Fame (The Old Seneca Mills)

Across the Van Cleef Lake stands the Old Seneca Mills. This is now the site for the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

 

Future Site of National Women's Hall of Fame Old Seneca Mills Seneca Falls, NY USA

Site of National Women’s Hall of Fame Old Seneca Mills Seneca Falls, NY USA

 

Where To Stay

I stayed on the edge of town at the Hampton Inn Seneca Falls, but The Gould Hotel is smack dab in the heart of town and a very short walk from the river, the Episcopal Church and the Museum.

The Hampton Inn Seneca Falls

If you want to get points or use points, you can consider staying at the Hampton Inn, like I did. It’s a great property just outside of town.

 

Hampton Inn Seneca Falls - Seneca, Falls, NY USA

Hampton Inn Seneca Falls – Seneca, Falls, NY USA

The Gould Hotel

The hotel is in the center of the town. You can check it out here and make bookings as well.

The Gould Hotel - Seneca Falls, NY USA

The Gould Hotel – Seneca Falls, NY USA

You may also check the search box below to determine.

 


 

Where To Eat

We had dinner sponsored by the restaurant at The Gould Hotel.

The Gould Hotel Restaurant and Tavern Seneca Falls, NY USA

The Gould Hotel Restaurant and Tavern Seneca Falls, NY USA

 

The Gould Hotel Restaurant and Tavern Macaroni and Cheese Seneca Falls, NY USA

The Gould Hotel Restaurant and Tavern Macaroni and Cheese Seneca Falls, NY USA

We had breakfast at this great little place called XIX Cafe which is actually a tribute to the Women’s Rights Movement. It’s named after the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex; adopted August 18, 1920).
 
Inside there are photos of the women who founded the movement and its run by a wonderful young lady called, Casey. The food is really good and so is the decor.

XIX Cafe Seneca Falls, NY USA

 

XIX Cafe Fruits Seneca Falls, NY USA

XIX Cafe Fruits Seneca Falls, NY USA

There are also other places in town to eat, just walk around a bit.

Have you been to Seneca Falls? Please leave a comment below if you have or if you have any comments.

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