Leading the March for Women's Equality

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.

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Plan Your Visit

Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the home is a short walk from Union Station.

Historic Photo of the Alva Belmont House
History of the House

Once home to the Secretary of the Treasury, then burned by the British in the War of 1812, this house became a hub for women's rights.

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Get to Know Alice Paul

Learn about Alice Paul's lifetime of work for women's equality, including her confrontational campaign for the 19th Amendment.

Large group of women dressed in white & carrying tricolor flags in front of the Belmont Paul House,
How Long Must Women Wait?

The Historic Resource Study and the legacy of the National Woman's Party in the Woman Suffrage and Equal Rights movements.

Procession of Women's Suffrage supporters marching to the White House
Votes for Women!

The National Woman's Party pushed for the 19th Amendment, which ensured that the right to vote could not be denied based on sex.

Party Activists watch founder Alice Paul sew a Star onto Ratification Flag
National Woman's Party

Find out more about the National Woman's Party and its legacy. The struggle for women's social, political, and economic equality continues.

Last updated: January 7, 2024

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1100 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20242


(202) 543-2240
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