National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, Rochester

4.7
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The Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is a learning center that shares the story of Susan B. Anthony's life and work through tours and programs at the modest home in the heart of Rochester, NY, that was the home base for the great reformer for 40 years and through an online presence. Now a National Historic Landmark, the House was the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association when Anthony was president. Susan B. Anthony was arrested here for voting in 1872, and she died in her room in this house in 1906. Docents share the story of her courage and perseverance through tours from 11-5 every day but Monday and major holidays. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House by using our Rochester online tour itinerary maker .
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  • I came on a Sunday on my way to the airport (which is close) with about an hour to spend. Perfect choice. Autumn was my knowledgeable guide and pointed about interesting history. Highly recommend.....  more »
  • My wife and I have visited several historic sites and this one was among the least impressive. While one waits for a tour you're led to a small room with several panels discussing Ms. Anthony's...  more »
  • Very interesting little side trip honoring strong, intelligent women. It’s a small home with lots of info. Glad we went. The young woman in attendance was extremely nice. The price to enter is...  more »
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  • We took our 7 year old daughter here while in Rochester for the house tour. Our guide, Martha, was great. The tour was filled with lots of useful history of Susan B. Anthony and the struggle of women fighting for their right to vote. It was interesting to see the home represented as it would have been at the time it was the epicenter of the fight for women's suffrage. Well worth the visit to see how far we have come as a nation and a vivid reminder of the work that still needs to be done.
  • I am handicapped so climbing three flights of stairs was difficult but the guide was so helpful and patient with me and didn't continue the teaching until I got there and made sure I had a chair to sit in. I had a walker and everyone was so helpful. I couldn't bring walker up the stairs but there were very sturdy handrails. The guide was so informative and knowledgeable and showed that she really loved to teach us. I learned a lot and am so much more appreciative of Susan B.
  • Worthwhile tour of the privately held home with lots of facts to learn, lots of things to see. My daughters, 8 & 10 years old, interacted along the way. We all enjoyed listening and learning and being inspired! Plan for an hour here. The parking lot is small but there is lots of street parking if it's full.
  • This was the primary reason for stopping in Rochester. Property consists of two homes - hers and her sister’s next door, which houses the museum and a parking lot for visitors. Also free parking on the street. House was nice but the stories and history shared by the volunteer docent made the visit so worthwhile. One fun fact was the children of the era had a jump rope rhyme that referred to her as “the woman with the alligator bag.” And yes, her original satchel was there. Many furnishings in the home are of the era rather than original because it was a home for others after she passed, but curators have done a nice job recreating it.
  • I was in the area and came here to pay my respects to this great lady who helped change our country for the better in so many ways. The guide and staff were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and pointed out all artifacts that were Susan B. Anthony's or her family's, as well as how the house and furnishings had been restored to resemble when she and her family lived here. There are a couple of fun photo ops after the tour to show you were with Susan B., and you can visit the nearby park with a lovely statue of her having tea with another historic giant and her friend, Frederick Douglass. Really thankful for the efforts to maintain and share this historically important place.
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