It was while living in this home that Elizabeth Cady Stanton developed the will and the ways to work towards the abolition of slavery and the right for women to vote. Raising a family of seven children made it even more challenging for her to buck the system, but she developed a lifelong friendship with another famous reformer, Susan B. Anthony, who frequently visited the home to share in the housekeeping, childrearing and big-plan-making. Their efforts supported the abolitionist movement and brought the concept of women’s rights to the national stage. This eventually led to the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
Officially a part of the ‘Women’s Rights National Historical Park’, the property is open to tours during most of the year. These can be arranged through the park’s Visitor’s Center.