Faces and Places: A Journey for Women’s Rights

May 11-19, 2020

Join the League for a motor coach tour of historic sites on the Hudson River, including the Roosevelt Museum and Eleanor’s private cottage retreat. From there, journey to the Finger Lakes region and Seneca Falls, home of early suffragist activities and the first Women’s Convention. See Harriet Tubman’s home and visit the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s home is on the schedule for Rochester, and finish with a stop at beautiful Niagara Falls. Meet new friends from across Iowa and sample good food and wines of Upper New York State.

The registration deadline is January 1, 2020.

For more information, including cost, complete itinerary and registration forms, contact:

Marcia Thompson

Carolyn Klaus

General Terms and Conditions

Day 1 – Monday, May 11

Ames – Des Moines – Iowa City to Toledo, Ohio

Day 2 – Tuesday, May 12

Toledo, Ohio to Poughkeepsie, New York

Day 3 – Wednesday, May 13

Poughkeepsie to Hyde Park, New York

Eleanor Roosevelt cottage at Val-kill, and Vanderbilt Mansion
  • Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park
  • Eleanor Roosevelt cottage at Val-kill
  • Vanderbilt Mansion
  • Overnight back in Poughkeepsie

Day 4 – Thursday, May 14

Poughkeepsie to Hyde Park to Seneca Falls, New York

Lindenwald's main hall
  • Culinary Institute of America tour
  • Kinderhook – home of Martin Van Buren and Lindenwald
  • Drive to Seneca Falls (3.5 hours)
  • Overnight in Seneca Falls

Day 5 – Friday, May 15

Seneca Falls

Seneca Falls Visitor's Center, and statues at the National Women's Rights Historical Center
  • Tourism Center and Museum
  • National Women’s Rights Historical Center/Park
  • National Women’s Hall of Fame
  • Overnight in Seneca Falls

Day 6 – Saturday, May 16

Seneca Falls/Auburn

Harriet Tubman Residence and Barn, and Cayuga Museum of History and Art
  • Harriet Tubman sites in Auburn
  • Return to Seneca Falls
  • Choices
    • Cayuga Museum
    • Seneca Cayuga Canal
    • It’s a Wonderful Life Museum
    • Shops and stores
  • Overnight in Seneca Falls

Day 7 – Sunday, May 17

Seneca Falls to Rochester, New York

Susan B Anthony House, Eastman Museum and Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse
  • Susan B. Anthony House
  • Eastman Museum
  • Lighthouse
  • Casa Larga Winery
  • Overnight in Rochester

Day 8 - Monday, May 18

Rochester to Buffalo, New York to Toledo, Ohio

  • Niagara Falls
  • Overnight in Toledo

Day 9 – Tuesday, May 19

Toledo, Ohio to Ames, Iowa