Ordinary & Extraordinary Places of American Women

Women's history is full of amazing stories of both ordinary and extraordinary people.The Travel Where Women Made History website introduces travelers and arm-chair travelers to a wide range of historic places associated with women’s history. Explore places based on the themes of migration and immigration, art and education, science and technology, and more. This site offers tools to explore both digitally and in person. Use the interactive StoryMaps to discover places of women’s history all across the country, or check out a Trip Idea and spend a day exploring. 


All of the places on this site are in national parks or are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation. This program helps bring recognition to important places in American history.

Use the “Travel Where Women Made History” website to explore places and discover the accomplishments of many American women who made outstanding contributions to education, government, medicine, the arts, commerce, women's suffrage and the Civil Rights Movement. Travel and explore the places where women made history!

The Women’s History website is produced in concert with NPS partners, including the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.

Image of woman riding a bicycle, courtesy Library of Congress.

Women's Suffrage StoryMap

Travel sites associated with the ratification of the 19th Amendment and learn about women's suffrage history near you!

Woman sitting on a mountain. Photo by Dept of Interior, CC BY-SA 2.0

Travel Parks

Discover the parks where women made history.

NPS ranger leading a group of women on a neighborhood tour. CC0

Travel Places

Travel the places of women's history.

Last updated: April 11, 2019


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