Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

Susan B. Anthony Museum & House The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, founded in 1945, shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women & equal rights for all. The Museum is open for docent-led tours every day but Monday and holidays.
Inspiring others through Susan B. Anthony's life and work is our purpose and passion.
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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.

Mission: The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House interprets the legacy of the great reformer to inspire and challenge individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities. We preserve and share the National Historic Landmark that was her home and headquarters, collect and exhibit artifacts related to her life and work, and offer tours and interpretive programs to share her story with the world.

On this Mother's Day, we honor the many ways women are a source of strength for their families, their communities, and t...
05/10/2020

On this Mother's Day, we honor the many ways women are a source of strength for their families, their communities, and their world. We share the words of Susan B. Anthony, "the mother of us all."
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#susanb200

Today is National Student Nurses Day. We thank you for your dedication and service!#susanbthanksnurses
05/08/2020

Today is National Student Nurses Day. We thank you for your dedication and service!

#susanbthanksnurses

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday.In addition, the ...
05/06/2020

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday.
In addition, the World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
Now, more than ever, nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. They are often the first and only point of care in their communities.
Please join the Anthony Museum in saluting nurses, midwives, and healthcare workers. #susanbthanksnurses

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global effort to encourage generosity and support nonprofits that have been impacted due to t...
05/05/2020

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global effort to encourage generosity and support nonprofits that have been impacted due to the COVID-19 closure. During this day of giving, we invite you to celebrate a woman who has made a positive impact on your life or in our world, and make a gift to the Anthony Museum in honor of them.
Click the donate button on our page to make your gift.

The Pulitzer Prize board has awarded suffragist Ida B. Wells  (1862-1931) the 2020 prize in the Special Citations and Aw...
05/05/2020

The Pulitzer Prize board has awarded suffragist Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) the 2020 prize in the Special Citations and Awards category “for her outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans during the era of lynching.”

https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/ida-b-wells

Physical distancing guidelines don't mean friends can't get together for tea and conversation!
05/04/2020

Physical distancing guidelines don't mean friends can't get together for tea and conversation!

Next Sunday is Mother's Day. Show your Mom how important she is to you and purchase a Mother’s Day gift from the Anthony...
05/03/2020

Next Sunday is Mother's Day. Show your Mom how important she is to you and purchase a Mother’s Day gift from the Anthony Museum online shop. We are offering contactless pick-up on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8, to make it simple to get a special gift for your Mom and show your support for the Anthony Museum. Read more and view our gift bundles at https://shop.susanb.org/collections/mothers-day

Susan B. was a big fan of bicycles. Get the dust off your bicycle, put some air in the tires, and explore historic locat...
05/02/2020

Susan B. was a big fan of bicycles. Get the dust off your bicycle, put some air in the tires, and explore historic locations around the city of Rochester on the Susan B. Anthony Bike Tour. If you aren't in Rochester, or not a cyclist, explore from your armchair. https://susanb.org/susan-b-anthony-bike-tour/

Today is Law Day! The American Bar Association Law Day 2020 theme is “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Ame...
05/01/2020

Today is Law Day! The American Bar Association Law Day 2020 theme is “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100.” The ABA has developed some excellent digital resources on the 19th Amendment, available here: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/law-day/

The Anthony Museum is spreading the word that Joy Harjo has been appointed to a second term as the nation’s poet laureat...
05/01/2020

The Anthony Museum is spreading the word that Joy Harjo has been appointed to a second term as the nation’s poet laureate.

A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, Harjo is the first Indigenous American and the 23rd poet to hold the post, joining writers such as Tracy K. Smith, Rita Dove and Louise Glück.

According to the New York Times, a collection of work by Indigenous poets that she edited is set to be published by W.W. Norton in August.

Congratulations!

"One hundred years have passed since the 19th Amendment was ratified and added to the Constitution. The year 2020 was me...
04/29/2020
How the Spanish Flu Almost Upended Women's Suffrage

"One hundred years have passed since the 19th Amendment was ratified and added to the Constitution. The year 2020 was meant to be one of celebration and commemoration. Then the pandemic came. Centennial plans ground to a halt and events were scrapped as an extraordinary era of social distancing was ushered in. Except, it had all happened before,… " Read the entire article here
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/us/spanish-flu-womens-suffrage-coronavirus.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

Canceled rallies. A looming election. A stretched health care system with a predominantly female face. Women’s frustrations then resonate loud and clear today.

Mother's Day is coming up, and the Anthony Museum Shop has put together a special collection of items to make online sho...
04/28/2020
Mother's Day

Mother's Day is coming up, and the Anthony Museum Shop has put together a special collection of items to make online shopping a breeze. Check out what we have in our curated collections, and be sure to look for Staff favorites!
https://shop.susanb.org/collections/mothers-day

We know this upcoming Holiday might be particularly difficult while physical distancing. We want to help show Moms how important they are in our lives. We have put together a special collection of items to make shopping a breeze! Keep an eye out for Staff favorites and please don't hesitate to reach...

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04/28/2020

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Today we salute Coretta Scott King on the anniversary of her birth. Coretta Scott King was an  author, activist, and civ...
04/27/2020

Today we salute Coretta Scott King on the anniversary of her birth. Coretta Scott King was an author, activist, and civil rights leader.

It wasn't the Arbor Day ceremony we had planned, but we are thrilled to have a beautiful young horse chestnut tree plant...
04/24/2020

It wasn't the Arbor Day ceremony we had planned, but we are thrilled to have a beautiful young horse chestnut tree planted in front of 17 Madison Street to replace the old tree that had died.

04/23/2020
New York State Museum

Here is a virtual tour of the Suffrage Exhibit at the NYS History Museum, featuring a display of part of the Anthony Museum's 2020 Quilt. We hope to be able to display the entire quilt at some time in the future.

https://www.facebook.com/nysmuseum/videos/3912313805476054/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBnhSCyT4heJOnHq-uUAjp7rRk4UJ77Qdqfrdsk6H0BAVSTDViKAw4FF_XGe3DwAGh3qZ_tRCLY7k3Z

Celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment for women's suffrage at the NYS Museum! Learn about a suffrage wagon that helped win suffrage in NYS in 1917, then explore the squares of the Susan B. Anthony House 2020 Quilt Project created by women across the country to commemorate the achievements women have achieved and goals yet to be won.

Today is the 50th year of marking Earth Day. The Anthony Museum would like to salute the contributions of Rachel Carson,...
04/22/2020

Today is the 50th year of marking Earth Day. The Anthony Museum would like to salute the contributions of Rachel Carson, marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring helped ignite the global environmental movement.

Episode One of Meet the Makers is posted. It features Sarah Wisbey and her notable “Organize, Agitate, Educate” design. ...
04/21/2020

Episode One of Meet the Makers is posted. It features Sarah Wisbey and her notable “Organize, Agitate, Educate” design. At the Anthony Museum Shop we carry several items that feature this original design and we will be highlighting the T-Shirt that is available for sale here. For more information about Sarah and her work please visit her website. https://youtu.be/Vxh1fLjXfs0

Thank you to Dr. Christina Wolbrecht, Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, who presented “Was Women...
04/20/2020

Thank you to Dr. Christina Wolbrecht, Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, who presented “Was Women’s Suffrage a Failure?” at our first virtual Monday Lecture Series. Thank you to all who attended for your support. We look forward to our next Monday Lecture Series in May!

Anthony Museum staff is keeping busy behind the scenes. We're launching Meet The Makers, a weekly series hosted by Krist...
04/20/2020

Anthony Museum staff is keeping busy behind the scenes. We're launching Meet The Makers, a weekly series hosted by Kristina Kaiser, Museum Shop Manager at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House. This series will feature short interviews with artists from the Rochester area that explore the intersection of arts and activism. Today we present the intro to the series. Stay tuned for the premier episode!
https://youtu.be/tgvrJi2QFDw

This week marks the 97th annual National Coin Week (www.NationalCoinWeek.org), April 19-25, 2020.The theme of this year’...
04/20/2020
National Coin Week 2020 | American Numismatic Association

This week marks the 97th annual National Coin Week (www.NationalCoinWeek.org), April 19-25, 2020.

The theme of this year’s National Coin Week is “Remarkable Women: Catalysts for Change,” which is inspired by the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 1920 granting women the right to vote, as well as celebrating the many contributions of women in society and numismatics.

Several historical women have been depicted on United States money including Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea on $1 coins.

National Coin Week 2020 | American Numismatic Association

186 years ago today, Jacob Merritt Anthony, Susan B. Anthony's younger brother, was born. Merritt, as he was known, move...
04/19/2020

186 years ago today, Jacob Merritt Anthony, Susan B. Anthony's younger brother, was born. Merritt, as he was known, moved from Rochester to Kansas in 1856, following John Brown, the militant abolitionist. Merritt fought to maintain Kansas's status as a free territory, and later served as a captain in the Seventh Kansas cavalry during the Civil War.

According to an article in today's New York Times, one in three jobs held by women has been designated as essential. Wom...
04/18/2020

According to an article in today's New York Times, one in three jobs held by women has been designated as essential. Women make up nearly nine out of 10 nurses and nursing assistants, most respiratory therapists, a majority of pharmacists and the overwhelming majority of pharmacy aides and technicians. More than two-thirds of the workers at grocery store checkouts and fast food counters are women.

On April 16, 1912, Harriet Quimby took off from Dover, England, en route to Calais, France. She made the flight in 59 mi...
04/16/2020

On April 16, 1912, Harriet Quimby took off from Dover, England, en route to Calais, France. She made the flight in 59 minutes, becoming the first woman to pilot an aircraft across the English Channel.
BTW Quimby also wrote 7 short screenplays that were made into silent film shorts directed by D. W. Griffith.

Some days it is good to be reminded that we don't have to act on a grand scale to make a difference—if we all do just on...
04/16/2020

Some days it is good to be reminded that we don't have to act on a grand scale to make a difference—if we all do just one thing–that one thing we can handle–we can change the world for the better.

Meet Rhoda DeGarmo, an ardent anti-slavery advocate, temperance worker, suffragist, friend of Anthony and Stanton, yet f...
04/14/2020

Meet Rhoda DeGarmo, an ardent anti-slavery advocate, temperance worker, suffragist, friend of Anthony and Stanton, yet for many today, an unfamiliar name. What did she do for women’s rights? What would she say to us today about the importance of voting? Find out at https://susanb.org/get-to-know-rhoda-de-garmo/

Happy birthday, Dolores Huerta, labor leader and civil rights activist. #womeninspiringwomen#equalrightsforall
04/10/2020

Happy birthday, Dolores Huerta, labor leader and civil rights activist. #womeninspiringwomen
#equalrightsforall

04/08/2020
Rochester Rising

During these difficult times when physical distancing is a must, here is an uplifting video from our friends at #VisitRochester. Look for the nod to Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. https://youtu.be/y2mhWE4eTrM

As we navigate these unprecedented times, know that neighbors will continue to help one another, the community will continue to rally around local businesses...

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17 Madison St
Rochester, NY
14608

General information

The Museum is open for tours every day but Monday and occasional holidays. Each tour is led by one of our inspiring docents. **Please allow at least 1 hour for your visit.**

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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(585) 235-6124

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The National 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.


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She was a grandniece of Susan B.
High school exchange students celebrate Susan B. Anthony and her relentless pursuit of women's suffrage! She set a new standard for the world. Indonesia granted women the right to vote in 1945, and Malaysia in 1957. ❤️
Had a great tour! Whatta gal
Happy 200th Birthday Susan, one of the strongest, most dedicated people to ever live.
On February 14, 2013, several of us danced in the cold and snow to "Break the Chains" as part of 1 Billion Rising, a global campaign to end violence against women. Tena Clark, the speaker at this Wednesday's Susan B Anthony Birthday Dinner, wrote the song (which I love). I'm looking forward to her talk.
trying to renew membership to SBA House at the dual level but it's not available on your website. This is very frustrating. Also you don't have an email contact on your webpage. Seriously!
What a disgrace what people did to Susan B. Anthony headstone on last years Election Day and over years. Please don’t make the same mistake this year. Show respect and and don’t place your I Voted sticker on her headstone. Yes vote but don’t deface a headstone! The backing on the stickers leaves marks and damage the stone. Yes it’s nice you come by the grave and give respect but don’t put the sticker on the headstone.Put it on a board ,guest book or some other method and date it . Then use it as a learning tool in schools in remembering Susan B. Anthony and what she accomplished. Leave a flower or a candle on her grave honoring her great accomplishment. NOT STICKERS on it.
Please be respectful to Susan B Anthony headstone and grave this Election Day. Please Don’t Put Stickers on her headstone. This is disrespectful and also known as vandalism of private property. Yes please do visit her grave and thank her with a flower. She did many great things through out her life. Just respect her headstone and grave stickers does damage to headstone from any type of glue or type. Let’s help preserve her headstone for many more generations.
Hello, there’s a typo in your website that’s being repeated as others promote the parade. The city school district office is on the corner of W Broad and Plymouth Ave SOUTH ... not North.
Are groups or people allowed to use Susan B Anthony's name in order to promote and fundraise for their own agenda? See page for the Susan B Anthony List