Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument

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    Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument is a museum dedicated to women’s suffrage and to the struggle for women’s rights in the US. Click here to read more about the suffragist movement.
    Located at the home of the National Woman’s Party (NWP) – an American women’s political organization founded in 1916 by Alice Paul. From this house, the organization developed strategies and tactics to promote constitutional amendment, introduced the Equal Rights Amendment and campaigned for full equality for women.
    It is recommended to start your tour by watching an informative video about the history of the house and the Women’s Rights movement, and then see footage of the NWP women’s meeting and planning protests from this house. There are various exhibits and displays to explore, such as a room of political cartoons, authentic memorabilia and artifacts from the early 1900’s to this day, and statues of NWP women as well as influential women throughout history.

    Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

    Home to the National Woman's Party for nearly 90 years, this was the epicenter of the struggle for women's rights. From this house in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court, Alice Paul and the NWP developed innovative strategies and tactics to advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment and equality for women. President Barack Obama designated the national monument on April 12, 2016.
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    Address: 144 Constitution Ave NE Washington, DC 20002
    Free admission
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