Belmont-Paul Women'S Equality National Monument

National Park Service, District of Columbia.

Home to the National Woman's Party for more than 90 years, this was the epicenter of the struggle for women's rights. From this house in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court, Alice Paul and the NWP developed innovative strategies and tactics to advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment and equality for women. President Barack Obama designated the national monument on April 12, 2016.


The Belmont-Paul Women's Equality NM is located on Capitol Hill at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 2nd Street, NE, next to the Hart Senate Office building. It is a free-standing, federal style brick house surrounded by a black cast-iron fence. The entrance for the museum tours and bookstore is located on 2nd Street. Follow the entrance signs to the brick staircase and outdoor lift. The door facing Constitution Avenue is not an entrance.

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