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Description - Located in Seneca Falls, New York, this park commemorates women's struggle for equal rights and was the site of the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848.

Attractions - Located in Seneca Falls, this park commemorates women's struggle for equal rights and includes the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, the site of the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton home, the M'Clintock House where the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments was written, and other sites related to notable early women's rights activists.

Recreation - Visitors may enjoy ranger-guided tours of the Wesleyan Chapel, Declaration Park and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House year-round. The Suffrage Printshop, M'Clintock House tours and historic district walking tours of the village are also offered during summer months only. The park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The park is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday, Presidents Day and Veterans Day.

Climate - The Finger Lakes Travel Region experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). It is important to note that this area receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from less than 36 inches to approximately 40 inches of rain and snowmelt.

Location - From the New York Thruway (I-90) take exit 41 (Route 414). Turn right onto Route 414 after exiting the tolls. Follow Route 414 for approximately four miles. At the intersections of Routes 414 and Route 5/Route 20 (the same road at this point), turn left onto Route 5/20. Follow for approximately one and a half miles into the village of Seneca Falls. The Visitor Center is on the left at 136 Fall Street as you enter the downtown area. There is a tall white flag pole in front of the building.

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Contact Information:
Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall Street , Seneca Falls, NY, 13148-1517, Phone: 315-568-2991

Additional Information:
Finger Lakes Travel Region - Glacial ice sheets deepened the earth becoming a basin with soil and rock deposits forming natural dams allowing glacial melts to fill what is now known as Finger Lakes.
New York National Forests & Parks - The diverse state of New York has 17 national sites which include memorials, seashores, trails and historic parks. Finger Lakes National Forest is the sole national forest encompassing 16,032 acres.


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