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Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument House and Museum

144 Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5608
+1 202-546-1210
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Great historical home with real memorabilia

I loved watching the footage of women's meetings and protest planning in this home... and then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wherewithalicia
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Dallas, Texas
Great Short National Monument Near Supreme Court

My wife and I stopped by Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument which is around the corner... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
newlymarriedman12
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Tampa, Florida
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The National Woman's Party at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument is the only museum in the nation's Capitol that tells the inspiring and ongoing story of women's quest for equality. The Sewall House has stood strong on Capitol Hill for over two hundred years. Early occupants of the house participated in the formulation of Congress and witnessed the construction of the US Capitol and the Supreme Court. In 1929, the National Woman's Party (NWP) purchased the house, and it soon evolved into a center for feminist education and social change. For over sixty years, the trail-blazing NWP utilized the strategic location of the house to lobby for women's political, social, and economic equality.Today, the National Woman's Party tells the compelling story of a community of women who dedicated their lives to the fight for women's rights. The innovative tactics and strategies these women devised became the blueprint for women's progress throughout the twentieth century. The Museum exhibits highlight the tactics and strategies used during the 20th century women's rights movement. Artifacts from the NWP collection bring the story to life. Public Programs showcase the Museum's commitment to continuing conversations on women's progress while examining the ongoing national and international quest for women's equality.The site was dedicated as a National Monument for its significance to the history of the United States.
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144 Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved watching the footage of women's meetings and protest planning in this home... and then being in it! It's so cool that it's preserved and has so many interesting mementos leftover from that time of Women's Suffrage. I especially love the room of hand-drawn...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument which is around the corner from the Supreme Court and Capitol. The ranger greeted us at the door and gave us some information as well as showed us a movie describing the history of...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Really nice, small museum. There was more items to see than I thought. It was really nice too statues and old items. I was suprised that there were so many women whom I had never really even heard about in suffragette movement. Staff left feeling...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Have been to DC many times and have visited most of the "normal" museums. Found this small museum to be well worth the hour tour of the house as to the history of the Women's Suffrage movement. Gives a good history lesson with many interesting...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

As a National Park System junkie, this is an amazing new addition to the Park Service. It is a story worth telling and hearing. Our Ranger Susan gave a wonderful tour. Not just for women either. If you care anything about the rights of people,...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

What a wonderful addition to the NPS system! This small, yet historic landmark is full of authentic memorabilia from the early 1900's through present day. The artifacts and interpretive information is very well done (perhaps because the NPS just took it over and another organization...More

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

My goal is to visit as many NPS site as possible since this one is relatively new and I've been to DC several times decided to check this one out. Took the metro to Capitol South and then walked northward past the Capitol bldg and...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful museum with a terrific tour guide presentation. We learned so much about Alice Paul and many other women who sacrificed for our right to vote! We don't learn this in school...we should. I think everyone should spend an hour here. You will enjoy...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Was really glad that a friend told me about this place as I don't think I would have found it otherwise. Visited with my two daughters age 10 and 13. It's worth taking a tour from the ranger - our guide was knowledgable and friendly....More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Run don't walk to this off the grid National Monument and museum. It is a two story brick home located between the US Supreme Court and Hart Senate buildings. Lauren, the Ranger Guide was very knowledgeable about the Women's Suffrage Movement. I had no idea...More

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