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Sewall-Belmont House

Sewall-Belmont House Review

The Sewall House has stood strong on Capitol Hill for more than 200 years. Early occupants of the house participated in the formation of Congress and witnessed the construction of the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court. In 1929, the National Women's Party (NWP) purchased the house, and it soon evolved into a center for feminist education and social change. For more than sixty years, the trailblazing NWP utilized the strategic location of the house, steps from the U.S. Capitol and its Congressional offices, to lobby for women's political, social, and economic equality. Today, an expansive collection of artifacts from the women's suffrage and equal rights campaigns brings the story of the Women's Rights movement to life. The innovative tactics and strategies these women devised became the blueprint for women's progress throughout the twentieth century.

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  • Address: 144 Constitution Ave. NE, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC 20002 | Map It
  • Phone: 202/546–1210
  • Cost: $8
  • Hours: Thurs.-Sat. tours at 11, 1, and 3
  • Website:
  • Metro Union Station.
  • Location: Capitol Hill
Updated: 06-05-2013

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