National Women’s Hall of Fame

1 Canal Street, Seneca Falls

Tuesday – Saturday

11am – 4pm

(Closed Sundays and Mondays)

Groups welcome!

 

Special exhibitions, including the Smithsonian’s Voices & Votes, Democracy in America, will run from July 12 until August 23.
Click here for more information about the exhibitions and special programs.

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National Women’s Hall of Fame Announces Summer 2024 Exhibitions

The National Women’s Hall of Fame announces the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition Voices and Votes: Democracy in America will be on view from July 12 to August 23. View the press release here. The exhibition is part of the Museum Association of...

Join the Hall in celebration of our newly renovated space

The National Women's Hall of Fame invites you to the grand opening ceremony for the second floor of our museum in Seneca Falls! A ribbon cutting and celebration will take place on July 12 from 4-6 PM. Guests will have the opportunity to explore two special exhibits:...

National Women’s Hall of Fame to reopen to the public on May 25

The National Women's Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its much-anticipated reopening to the public on May 25, 2024. Following opening day, the museum will welcome visitors every Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The reopening of the National...

National Women’s Hall of Fame announces new funding to continue work at the Seneca Knitting Mill

NY Senators Schumer and Gillibrand championed efforts to ensure women’s stories have a home in the birthplace of Women’s Rights  SENECA FALLS, NY... The National Women’s Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that the FY24 appropriations bill signed into law this week...

National Women’s Hall of Fame announces 2024 Inductees

Ten women will comprise the first class of Inductees to be honored at a nationally broadcast Induction Ceremony in New York City The National Women's Hall of Fame, the nation's first and oldest nonprofit dedicated to honoring distinguished American women, is honored...

An open letter to our Seneca Falls community

To our cherished Seneca Falls community,   News has broken, and by now you know that the National Women’s Hall of Fame plans to hold the 2024 Induction Ceremony in New York City in March. I knew this venue change would be met with mixed feelings in the community....

What is a hall of fame?

What is a hall of fame? I asked Google. “A hall of fame is a type of museum where people can see things relating to famous people who are connected with a particular area of activity.” I beg to differ. Here’s why. The National Women’s Hall of Fame recognizes women who...
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Why Do We Need A National Women’s Hall of Fame?

In 1969, Shirley Hartley was horrified to learn that less than 10% of the honorees in the Hall of Great Americans were women. This revelation ignited a movement to create a National Women's Hall of Fame that honors women whose contributions span the arts, athletics,...

The Hall Launches 48 Hours for Equal Rights Giving Challenge

Seneca Falls, NY – In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the historic Seneca Falls Convention and its lasting impact on women's rights, the National Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to announce the launch of the 48...

National Women’s Hall of Fame Announces Adjusted Gallery Hours

The National Women’s Hall of Fame will adjust its gallery hours for the remainder of 2023, allowing for the continuation of its restoration and rehabilitation work at the Seneca Knitting Mill. “The Hall is so grateful for the continuous support and enthusiasm of our...

Get Involved!

All donors who make gifts of $48 (or more) become National Women’s Hall of Fame members and are recognized as a part of the 1848 Society! Learn more about the 1848 Society membership program below.

Discover the Women of the Hall

Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Born 1921
Achievements: Humanities
1998 Inductee
Ellen Swallow Richards
Born 1842
Achievements: Science
1993 Inductee
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Born 1862
Achievements: Arts, Humanities
1988 Inductee
Florence Wald
Born 1916
Achievements: Science
1998 Inductee
Anne Dallas Dudley
Born 1876
Achievements: Humanities
1995 Inductee
Emma Smith DeVoe
Born 1848
Achievements: Humanities
2000 Inductee
Mary Lyon
Born 1797
Achievements: Education
1993 Inductee
Florence Ellinwood Allen
Born 1884
Achievements: Government
2005 Inductee
Matilda Raffa Cuomo
Born 1931
Achievements: Education, Government, Humanities, Philanthropy
2017 Inductee
Martha Wright Griffiths
Born 1912
Achievements: Government
1993 Inductee
Mary McLeod Bethune
Born 1875
Achievements: Education
1973 Inductee
Alice Hamilton
Born 1869
Achievements: Science
1973 Inductee
Antoinette Blackwell
Born 1825
Achievements: Humanities
1993 Inductee
Helen Keller
Born 1880
Achievements: Education
1973 Inductee
Gloria Allred
Born 1941
Achievements: Business, Government
2019 Inductee
Elaine Roulet
Born 1930
Achievements: Humanities
1993 Inductee
Althea Gibson
Born 1927
Achievements: Athletics
2001 Inductee
Mercy Otis Warren
Born 1728
Achievements: Arts
2002 Inductee
Geraldine Ferraro
Born 1935
Achievements: Government
1994 Inductee
Louisa May Alcott
Born 1832
Achievements: Arts
1996 Inductee
Toni Morrison
Born 1931
Achievements: Arts, Humanities
2020 Inductee
Frances Wisebart Jacobs
Born 1843
Achievements: Philanthropy
1994 Inductee
Amelia Earhart
Born 1897
Achievements: Science
1973 Inductee
Kathrine Switzer
Born 1947
Achievements: Athletics
2011 Inductee
Shirley Chisholm
Born 1924
Achievements: Government
1993 Inductee

News & Events

Join the Hall in celebration of our newly renovated space

The National Women's Hall of Fame invites you to the grand opening ceremony for the second floor of our museum in Seneca Falls! A ribbon cutting and celebration will take place on July 12 from 4-6 PM. Guests will have the opportunity to explore two special exhibits:...

read more

National Women’s Hall of Fame announces 2024 Inductees

Ten women will comprise the first class of Inductees to be honored at a nationally broadcast Induction Ceremony in New York City The National Women's Hall of Fame, the nation's first and oldest nonprofit dedicated to honoring distinguished American women, is honored...

read more