Women’s History Historical Landmarks and Sites

Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument – Washington, DC
The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument is in a house purchased by the National Woman’s Party in 1929. The NWP, now a nonprofit educational organization, still occupies the house, along with the party’s historic library and archives.

Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home – Charles City, Iowa
The National Nineteenth Amendment Society maintains the Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum.

Clara Barton National Historic Site – Glen Echo, Maryland
The Clara Barton National Historic Site was established in 1974.

Daisy Bates House – Little Rock, Arkansas
Daisy Bates served as president of the Arkansas chapter of the NAACP and as a liaison between the local school board and the Little Rock Nine. Her home, a meeting place and organizational post for the student and their parents, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the United States Civil Rights Trail.

Dignity: Of Earth & Sky – near Chamberlain, South Dakota
Installed in 2016, the 50-foot tall Dignity sculpture of a Native American woman honors the cultures of the Lakota and Dakota people. The sculpture was designed by sculptor Dale Lamphere.

Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Statue – Ruleville, Mississippi
Part of the United States Civil Rights Trail, the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Statue celebrates the life and preserves the legacy of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

First Ladies National Historic Site – Canton, Ohio
The First Ladies National Historic Site consists of two properties – the home of first lady Ida Saxton-McKinley and a small visitor center with an exhibit and film. They also offer virtual programs for school and scout groups.

Forge-Stand-Rise – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Commissioned by the League of Women Voters of Linn County and created by artist Dale Merrill, the Forge-Stand-Rise sculpture commemorates the founding of the national League of Women Voters and the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The sculpture is located on the Cedar River Trail west of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.

Fort Des Moines Museum and Eduction Center – Des Moines, Iowa
The Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center is located on the grounds of the old Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School. In 1917, the first officer candidate class of African Americans trained at the base, and during World War II it was a training center for women serving in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Surviving portions of the base were declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.

Harriet Tubman National Historic Park – New York
The Harriet Tubman National Park encompasses the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged, in Auburn; the Harriet Tubman Residence in Fleming and the Thompson A.M.E. Zion Church in Auburn.

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway – Maryland
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway is a scenic driving tour that includes sites associated with Harriet Tubman and other Underground Railroad travelers and conductors.

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park – Maryland
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park focuses on Tubman’s life and the Underground Railroad resistance movement from a regional perspective.

Hermitage Hotel – Nashville, Tennessee
In 1920, both pro- and anti-suffrage groups headquartered at the Hermitage Hotel for the six weeks leading up to the final vote in the Tennessee legislature. The hotel is now designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett House – Chicago, Illinois
Ida B. Wells-Barnett and her husband bought this residence in 1919 and lived there until 1929. The house, a National Historic Landmark, is a private residence and not open to the public.

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum – Chicago, Illinois
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, located within the original Hull-House site, serves as a memorial to social reformer Jane Addams and her colleagues, whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy.

Kate Mullany National Historic Site – Troy, New York
The Kate Mullany House is home of the American Labor Studies Center.

Lowell National Historical Park – Lowell, Massachusetts
The Lowell National Historical Park is a group of sites in and around the city of Lowell related to textile manufacturing in the city during the Industrial Revolution, including the role of the women who worked in the mills.

Maggie L Walker National Historic Site – Richmond, Virginia
The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site tells the story of the life and work of Maggie L. Walker, the first woman to serve as president of a bank in the United States.

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace – Boone, Iowa
Mamie Eisenhower’s birthplace is one of only two first ladies’ birthplaces in the United States to have been restored.

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site – Washington, DC
The Council House was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and was Bethune’s last home in Washington, DC.

Matilda Joslyn Gage Home – Fayettevillve, New York
The Gage home is part of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom and the New York State Underground Railroad Heritage Trail.

National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites
The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites is a non-profit that supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women’s participation in American life.

National Park Service
The National Park Service administers sites across the country that honor women’s history.

National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House – Rochester, New York
The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House was the home of Susan B. Anthony. It was the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872 and the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association when she was its president.

National Votes for Women Trail
A project of The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, the National Votes for Women Trail is collecting sites from all over the country to tell the story of suffrage for all women, of all ethnicities, that extends past the passage of the 19th amendment.

National Women’s Hall of Fame – Seneca Falls, New York
The National Women’s Hall of Fame is the nation’s oldest membership organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American women. Its programs include Induction Weekend, educational programs, and special exhibits and events.

Pauli Murray Center – Durham, North Carolina
The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice is anchored by Pauli Murray’s childhood home built by her grandparents in 1898.

Ripples of Change – Seneca Falls, New York
Ripples of Change is a statue project by sculptor Jane DeDecker that depicts Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Laura Cornelius Kellogg and Martha Coffin Wright. Currently located along East Bayard Street across from Generations Bank Headquarters in Seneca Falls, it will eventually be moved to a permanent location in People’s Park. The project is sponsored by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.

Rosa Parks Museum – Montgomery, Alamaba
The Rosa Parks Museum is located at the site where Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger and tells of Parks’ place in the Civil Rights Movement.

Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park – Richmond, California
The Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park honors the efforts and sacrifices of American civilians during World War II, particularly the role of women and African American in war industries.

Tennessee Women’s Suffrage Monument – Nashville, Tennessee
This privately funded monument honors five women involved in the getting the 19th Amendment ratified in Tennessee, the final state needed to add the amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Turning Point Suffrage Memorial – Fairfax County, Virginia
The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association is a national memorial commemorating the millions of suffragists whose 72-year fight for enfranchisement culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

We Shall Overcome Travel Itinerary
This travel itinerary features a select number of places affiliated with the Civil Rights Movement across the country.

William Frantz Elementary School – New Orleans, Louisiana
In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first black student to attend previously all-white William Frantz Elementary School. A statue of Bridges stands in the school’s courtyard, and her classroom has been restored to the way it would have looked when she attended the school.

Woman Suffrage Statue – U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC
This monument featuring the busts of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott was presented to the U.S. Capitol as a gift from the women of the United States by the National Woman’s Party. Originally installed in the Crypt (the large circular area on the first floor), it was relocated to the Rotunda in May 1997.

Women’s Rights National Historical Park – Seneca Falls, New York
The Women’s Rights National Historical Park, which encompasses four major historical properties, tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls on July 19-20, 1848.