Susan B Anthony House Museum

Susan B Anthony

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Things to know before you go!

It is difficult to summarize the life of Susan B Anthony, her passion for the rights of all Americans, and specifically how tirelessly she worked as a suffragist for women’s right to vote.

Susan B Anthony House historic marker

Therefore, we encourage you to visit her home in Rochester, historic landmarks in Seneca Falls, and her final resting place in Mount Hope Cemetery to dive deeper into her remarkable life.

Susan B Anthony House exterior

Susan B Anthony’s home in the City of Rochester

At the National Susan B Anthony Museum & House, you can immerse yourself in the details of her personal history. Her Rochester home served as headquarters for the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Susan B Anthony House office space
Susan B Anthony House study
Susan B Anthony House filing desk
Susan B Anthony House typewriter

Miss Anthony’s passion for securing women’s right to vote started with her work as an agent of the anti-slavery movement, actively campaigning and influencing the 13th (abolished slavery), 14th (citizenship), and 15th (rights of all male citizens to vote) Amendments to the United States Constitution.

Ultimately she fought for equal rights for all Americans, though she felt strongly that women needed the vote if they were to influence public affairs.

Susan B Anthony Frederick Douglass Lets Have Tea
Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass “Let’s Have Tea” Statue in Anthony Square

Down the street in the square is a sculpture of Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass having tea, no doubt discussing how to right so many wrongs.

Or maybe they are sharing a birthday celebration together—Douglass has chosen February 14 as his birthday, and Anthony February 15. She and Douglass shared a lifelong friendship and partnership in the fight for equal rights.

Mount Hope Cemetery Rochester NY Susan B. Anthony
Susan B Anthony Mount Hope Cemetery Rochester NY
Susan B Anthony Grave Site Mount Hope Cemetery Rochester NY
Grave Site

Miss Anthony’s final resting place is in the “old north” section of Mount Hope Cemetery.

More Places in Rochester, NY

She led several other women to cast their votes in the presidential election near the current 1872 Café on Main St.

In 1900, she persuaded the University of Rochester to admit women. The Susan B. Anthony Center is named in her honor. Their mission: 

The Susan B. Anthony Center works to bring awareness to, and advocate for, social justice and equality. We work in collaboration with the University community and partner with a wide range of local, national, and international organizations to fulfill our goal of translating research into policy. We conduct this work in the spirit of Susan B. Anthony, who fought tirelessly throughout her life for the betterment of disenfranchised populations.

For the past 60 years, they have hosted the Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards.

First Convention for Womens Rights in Seneca Falls NY
First Convention for Women’s Rights Held in Seneca Falls, NY 1848
Womens Rights National Historical Park Seneca Falls NY
Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY
Seneca Falls Anthony Stanton Bloomer
Anthony, Stanton, Bloomer
Seneca Falls visitor center cover
Seneca Falls visitor center

Seneca Falls, NY

The history of the Women’s Suffrage Movement has points of interest throughout Western New York, including the Women’s Rights National Historic Park and National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY.

Susan B. Anthony served as vice-president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and as president when Elizabeth Cady Stanton retired. It wasn’t until 1920 that the 19th Amendment was passed and women won the right to vote.

Susan was not alive to see that day having died in 1906, yet it is commonly referred to as the Susan B Anthony Amendment.

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Some interesting reads

Eight Places to Celebrate the Accomplishments of Great American Women

The Trial of Susan B. Anthony

Douglass’s Rochester, and his close friendship with Miss Anthony.

Miss Anthony Died This Morning, her obituary in the NY Times.

Biography of Susan B. Anthony

Bill Authorizing the Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin Statement on Signing S. 3036 Into Law

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Have you been to the Susan B Anthony house?

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1 thought on “Susan B Anthony”

  1. I would add the Ontario County Courthouse in Canandaigua where she was tried for the crime of voting. Her trial was moved to Canandaigua to avoid further publicity of the cause.

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