Seneca Falls, New York
Most known for…
The 1848, the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention was held, and “The Declaration of Sentiments” was drafted and adopted.
Seneca Falls is believed to have been inspiration for Bedford Falls, NY. Does Bedford Falls sound familiar? That’s because it’s the fictional town in the 1940s film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Spoken Language: English
Annual/ Periodic Events, festivals or celebrations:
- Labor Day Weekend: St. Anthony’s Italian Festival (1st Weekend in September)
When to go?
- Ideally, spring or summer would be the most ideal times to visit Seneca Falls. These seasons provide great weather to also take in the beauty of the region and take a dip in one of the many lakes in the area. Fall also provides great weather and picturesque scenery!
- While the attractions in Seneca Falls are open year-round, winters in Central New York can be tough, cold, and snowy. There is no public transportation, and often roads can become hazardous. Take caution if you visit in the winter and are not familiar with these conditions.
What to do:
- Women’s Rights National Historical Park
- Plenty of exhibits and a short film providing the background on the women’s rights movement
- Free and open everyday of the year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
- National Women’s Hall of Fame
- Wesleyan Chapel
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
- Stanton Park
Children can collect passport stamps from these locations to make it more fun and interesting for them!
- Canal Historical Locations: These canals connected to the famous Erie Canal!
- Cayuga Lake State Park
- Montezuma Wildlife Refuge
Interested in other local attractions? In Waterloo, there are Premium Outlets! Shop till you drop! Don’t forget to visit the Finger Lakes Wineries and microbreweries as well!
Where to stay:
- Hampton Inn Seneca Falls
- The Gould Hotel
- Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham (Budget)
- Starlite Motel (Budget)
- Barrister’s Bed and Breakfast
- John Morris Manor Bed and Breakfast
With it’s convenient location near I90, there is numerous other lodging options. Seneca Falls and the Syracuse area are central enough in case you want to visit other places in CNY!
Where / what to eat:
- When in Central New York, you must dine at the original Dinosaur BBQ Joint in Syracuse. It’s an iconic restaurant of the area with locations all over the East Coast!
- Deerhead Inn
- Parkers Grill & Tap House