National Woman's Party

National Woman's Party Celebrating the history of women's progress towards equality Open Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm and now offering specialty programs!

Visit to learn more! The house has stood strong on Capitol Hill for over two hundred years. Early occupants of the house participated in the formulation of Congress and witnessed the construction of the US Capitol and the Supreme Court. In 1929, the National Woman’s Party (NWP) purchased the house, and it soon evolved into a center for feminist

education and social change. For over sixty years, the trailblazing NWP utilized the strategic location of the house to lobby for women’s political, social, and economic equality. Today, the museum tells the compelling story of a community of women who dedicated their lives to the fight for women’s rights. The innovative tactics and strategies these women devised became the blueprint for women’s progress throughout the twentieth century. The site was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark for its significance to the history of the United States. The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, along with the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Star Spangled Banner, was named by Congress as a nationally significant preservation project in legislation establishing the “Save America’s Treasures” program. In 2016, the house was designated the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument, becoming the 411th national monument in the National Park Service. The Museum houses one of the most expansive and unique collections from the women’s suffrage and equal rights campaigns. Museum exhibits highlight the tactics and strategies used during the 20th century women’s rights movement and artifacts from the NWP collection bring the story to life. Visit for more information.

“May it stand for years and years to come, telling of the work that the women of the United States have accomplished; the example we have given foreign nations; and our determination that they shall be—as ourselves—free citizens, recognized as the equals of men.”
—Alva Belmont, January 4, 1931


144 Constitution Avenue NE/Entrance On 2nd Street, NE
Washington D.C., DC

Opening Hours

Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm


(202) 546-1210


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