Suffrage Centennial Itinerary

Visit the top attractions celebrating the suffrage movement to honor the centennial anniversary of women being granted the right to vote in the United States. It was during this week 100 years ago when progressive women and allies marched in protest, inspiring the 19th amendment.

Sites to See, Things to Do

Howland Stone Store Museum

Howland Stone Store Museum is in the Sherwood Equal Rights Historic District and boasts original women’s suffrage posters. Join in on the celebration of the passing of the 19th amendment centennial planned for August 15, 2020. While you are in the neighborhood, be sure to check out Opendore, the home of Emily Howland, who was known for her contributions to education, women’s rights, and abolition. Both properties are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cayuga Museum

Cayuga Museum of History and Art in Auburn writes new chapters while visiting the past through revolving exhibits of artifacts and art. Check out Museum in Exile: Quarantine Programming for a taste. 

NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center - Interior View

The NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center features a state-of-the-art exhibition titled “Seeing Equal Rights in NYS” where New York State’s progressive history supporting equality comes to life through interactive displays. Experience the creative ways New Yorkers organized to stand for justice, and learn about the key contributors from the 1800s to modern day.

Harriet Tubman Home - Auburn NY

While in Auburn, visit the homes of two notable figures in history with strong ties to the suffrage movement. Harriet Tubman collaborated with known suffragists, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony. Her life story is recreated at the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

Seward House Museum

William Henry Seward and members of his family such as his wife, Frances were staunch supporters. Tours detailing their lives are available at the Seward House Museum

Harriet Tubman Grave site at Fort Hill Cemetery

Pay your respects at Fort Hill Cemetery, where fore runners have been laid to rest. There you can visit the gravesites of William and Frances Seward, Harriet Tubman, Martha Coffin Wright, Lydia Ann Moulton Jenkins, and Eliza Wright Osborne.

Women's Hall of Fame - Interior shot with Quote - all men and women created equal

Be sure not to miss the attractions in nearby Seneca Falls. Visit the National Women’s Hall of Fame and Women’s Rights National Historical Park for more stories come to life! 

Suffragette - inside the Women's Hall of Fame

Be sure to call ahead to verify hours. Some locations are available by appointment only or may open later due to current public health concerns. Many attractions offer virtual event opportunities, as well.

See where history was made one hundred years ago while supporting current female visionaries at local woman-owned businesses. Check out these accommodations and restaurants:

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