It is Women’s History Month, and what better way to celebrate it than to pay homage to the women who helped mold history, or should we say, herstory! Take time to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of amazing women throughout the years by visiting multiple National and State Parks and the National Historic Sites across America. Don’t have the time to travel and visit them? Well, you can visit these sites from the comfort of your own couch! Check out these six historic sites devoted to women’s history:
- Votes for Women: A Visual History at the Brandywine River Museum -Located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, this tour demonstrates all of the different ways women of the suffrage movement spread their message.
- Mary McLeod Bethune Council House- Located in Washington, D.C., this National historic site was once home to Mary McLeod Bethune. She was an advisor on African American Affairs to four U.S. presidents. She founded the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW).
- Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site- Located in New York, this historic site, known as Val-Kill, is where First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt launched Val-Kill Industries. It was a training program for family farmers who needed extra income during hard economic times.
- Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park- Located in Maryland, the museum is devoted to Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave, Civil War spy, abolitionist, and suffragist. Learn about her struggles and the Underground Railroad experience with this video presented by a park ranger.
- Women’s Rights National Historical Park- Take a tour of the sites dedicated to the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY, which took place in 1848! You can learn about all the women who made a mark in the demand for equality and reform.
- The National Women’s History Museum- Take a tour of MANY different online exhibits about different subjects related to women’s history!