Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a principal organizer of the First Women's Rights Convention, lived in Seneca Falls from 1847 to 1862. She, her husband Henry B. Stanton, and their seven children kept this house alive with activity. "Advanced thinkers," including Frederick Douglass, Horace Greeley, and Susan B. Anthony, visited the family to discuss and plot reforms.
Only one of the two wings that harbored family and visitors remains; it is restored to its 1848 appearance. Ranger-led tours illustrate the close connection between Stanton's women's rights advocacy and her child-rearing and domestic management practices, demonstrating that the women's rights movement came from the personal experiences of thoughtful women.