Women's Rights National Historical Park

Lonely Planet review

After being excluded from an antislavery meeting, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her friends drafted an 1848 declaration asserting that 'all men and women are created equal, ' transforming this small town into the birthplace of this country's organized women's rights movement. The inspirational Women's Rights National Historical Park has a small but impressive museum, as well as a visitor center offering tours of Cady Stanton's house. The surprisingly tiny National Women's Hall of Fame honors American women such as first lady Abigail Adams, American Red Cross founder Clara Barton and civil-rights activist Rosa Parks.