December 9, 2022

07-Day Women’s Suffrage Coalition Tour

ONE TIME ONLY OPPORTUNITY

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 – NATURAL BRIDGE, VA
We depart Knoxville this morning traveling through Upper East Tennessee and taking a morning break shortly after entering the state of Virginia. We continue through Virginia to Roanoke for lunch at the K & W Cafeteria (1609 Hershberger Road NW). After lunch, it is a short drive to Natural Bridge, Virginia, and the Historic Natural Bridge Hotel. In 1774, Thomas Jefferson purchased 157 acres of land, including the Natural Bridge, from King George III of England. He called the majestic, 30-story solid rock bridge “the most sublime of nature’s works.” The limestone arch rises 215 feet above Cedar Creek and is located within a hilly, wooded landscape with hiking trails and scenic vistas. It was designated as a national
historic landmark in 1998 and is now part of the Virginia State Park System and an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. Overnight Natural Bridge Hotel.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 – TURNING POINT SUFFRAGE
MEMORIAL/LUCY BURNS MUSEUM
This morning it’s a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Natural Bridge to Occoquan, Virginia. Occoquan is a small yet vibrant riverfront town, located 20 miles south of Washington, DC, and is adjacent to Woodbridge. Also located inside Occoquan Regional Park, the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial is one of the newest hidden gems in Northern Virginia. The outdoor memorial shares the long struggle for women’s right to vote. It also shares details of the shocking events that made this site a turning point in the fight for the vote. The Lucy Burns Museum examines the 91-year history of the former Lorton Prison Complex; including the events of 1917 which changed the course of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. Overnight in Arlington or Alexandria, VA.


MONDAY, JUNE 13 – SUFFRAGE MONUMENT IN THE
CAPITOL AND TOUR OF CAPITOL/MARY CHURCH
TERRELL HOME (PHOTO STOP)/NATIONAL WOMEN’S
PARTY HEADQUARTERS (PHOTO STOP)/AFRICAN
AMERICAN MUSEUM (TUBMAN AND PARKS)
Today, we begin with a tour of the Capitol Building at 10:20 AM. Tour is approximately 45 minutes. We will do a photo stop at the home of Mary Church Terrell, the first black woman to serve on an American school board, and a leading force in the desegregation of public accommodations in the nation’s capital. She was born in Memphis, TN, and was co-founder of the NAACP and a suffragist. Our next photo stop is the National Woman’s Party Headquarters known as The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument and a historic house and museum of the U.S. Women’s Suffrage and equal rights movements located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The monument is named after suffragists and National Women’s Party leaders Alva Belmont and Alice Paul. We will spend the afternoon at The National Museum of African American History and Culture, a Smithsonian Institution museum located on the National Mall. The museum is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting, and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. We depart Washington, DC traveling to Mt. Laurel, NJ for the night.


TUESDAY, JUNE 14 – ALICE PAUL INSTITUTE
Alice Paul was the architect of some of the most outstanding political achievements on behalf of women in the 20th century. Born on January 11, 1885, to Quaker parents in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Alice Paul dedicated her life to the single cause of securing equal rights for all women. We continue to Seneca Falls, NY for a two-night stay.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 –

This morning we visit the Women’s Rights National Historical Park to see: the Anthony Stanton-Bloomer Statue, a 14-foot monument to three pioneers of the women’s suffrage movement…movement leaders: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott. We also visit The Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, now a historic house museum, M’Clintock House, National Women’s Hall of Fame, and the Wesleyan Chapel.


THURSDAY, JUNE 16 –

It’s a short drive to Rochester, NY. We will visit The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, the
home of the legendary American civil rights leader, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in the 1872 Presidential Election. This home was the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association when she was its president. This is also where she died in 1906 at age 86 and is buried in the cemetery along with Frederick Douglass and the judge who tried her…“Let’s have Tea” statue is located at Susan B. Anthony Square on Madison Street across from her house. Mount Hope is more than a cemetery. It’s a peaceful park, a wildlife sanctuary, and an outdoor museum. We continue to Warren, OH to visit The Harriet Taylor Upton House, built by General Simon Perkins in 1840, this historic site became
the home of women’s suffrage leader Harriet Taylor Upton Overnight in Warren, OH.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17 – HOMEWARD BOUND
We depart Warren this morning, traveling through Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio crossing the Ohio River into Kentucky. We make our last afternoon stop in Berea, KY at the Kentucky Artisan Center before arriving home in Knoxville, Tennessee.


CONTACT: Wanda Sobieski 865-603-2453
For Reservations: Knoxville Tours
P. O. Box 12480 4910 Clinton Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37912 PH: 865-688-6232