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.
Enjoy and let me know what you think when you visit.
Where is Seneca Falls?
Seneca Falls is located just west of Auburn, NY between the cities of Rochester and Syracuse.
How To Get Here
There are many ways to to get to Seneca Falls, NY. let’s take a look:
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).
Alternately, you can fly into Ithaca (ITH) or Elmira/Corning, NY (ELM).
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.
You can take Amtrak to the Rochester or Syracuse stations, then you would need to rent a car to get to Seneca Falls, NY.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s House
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.
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.
The Gould Hotel
The hotel is in the center of the town. You can check it out here and make bookings as well.
You may also check the search box below to determine.
Where To Eat
We had dinner sponsored by the restaurant at The Gould Hotel.
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.
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.