This park commemorates women's struggle for equal rights, and the first Women's Rights Convention, held at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19 & 20, 1848.
Three hundred women and men attended the Convention, including Lucretia Mott and Frederick Douglass. At the conclusion, 68 women and 32 men signed the Declaration of Sentiments drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
The Park was authorized by Congress on December 28, 1980, and consists of 4.38 acres owned by the National Park Service and 2.45 acres of non-federal land in Seneca Falls and nearby Waterloo, NY. It includes the Wesleyan Chapel and Declaration Park, the Stanton home, the M'Clintock House, where the Declaration of Sentiments was written, a Visitor Center, and an Education and Cultural Center housing the Suffrage Press Printshop.
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|Seneca Falls is the location of many important sites in the history and current life of the Women's Rights Movement in the United States. The National Women's Hall of Fame records both contemporary and historical information. The New York State Parks operated Seneca Falls Heritage Area Visitor's Center displays information of importance to Women's Rights as well as other local history in a building adjacent to Elizabeth Cady Stanton Park. The First Presbyterian Church was the site chosen by the Women's Party in 1923 to introduce the Equal Rights Ammendment.|