From the Seneca’s culture based on the family matriarch at Ganondagan to influential philanthropsits like Sonnenberg’s Mary Clark Thompson, the Finger Lakes has long been a home for powerful women.
TOTAL TIME TO DO THE TRAIL: 4 Hours
Susan B. Anthony House
The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all. We keep her vision alive and relevant by preserving and sharing Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, the internet, and interpretive programs.
HOBART & WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES
Did you know that the first woman to receive her degree as a Doctor of Medicine did so in Geneva? Elizabeth Blackwell graduated from Geneva Medical College in 1849, the school that would eventually become Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Located at 151 Charlotte Street in Canandaigua, NY, Sonnenberg is one of America’s longest surviving estates from the Victorian Era. The elegant Queen Anne-style mansion was built in 1887 by New York City financier Frederick Ferris Thompson, and his wife, Mary Clark Thompson, as a summer home.
ONTARIO COUNTY COURTHOUSE
In 1655, Ganondagan was a peaceful and flourishing Seneca town nestled between two hilltops overlooking the western Finger Lakes with 4,500 people living in 150 longhouses and a matriarchal society. Visit the preserved land to learn about what once was and what is today.
Women’s Rights National Historical Park
Seneca County, located in the center of New York’s Finger Lakes Region, is rich in history and culture. At the Women’s History Museum you’ll find your start to the historical tour, including stops at the Women’s Rights Visitor Center, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Hunt House, National Memorial Day Museum, M’Clintock House, and the American Civil War Memorial.
For More Information Contact: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection