Headquarters of the Suffrage Movement
A Suffragist and much more
Susan B. Anthony lived in this house for the forty most active years of her life. This house was the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872 and her death in 1906. It served as the headquarters for the National Woman Suffrage Association and the Rochester Political Equality Club.
Anthony founded the National Woman Suffrage Association and campaigned to amend the U.S. Constitution to secure women's right to vote.
Anthony spoke, organized, petitioned, and faced physical danger in the campaign to end slavery in the United States, often joining her lifelong friend, Frederick Douglass.
Anthony called for equal educational opportunities for all and pressed schools, colleges, and universities to open their doors to women and former slaves.
Anthony published The Revolution, a women's rights newspaper that promoted unions for women workers and equal pay for equal work.
Arrested for Voting!
Come into the front parlor where I was arrested by a U.S. Marshal for voting in the 1872 presidential election. I voted because I believed women had that right under the 14th amendment.
Susan B. Anthony Timeline
2004 The first major exterior and interior renovation of the house begins.
1998 #19 Madison opens as Visitors Venter, Carriage House is built.
1977 Susan B. Anthony Preservation District created on the National Register of Historic Places.
1966 House designated a National Landmark.
1945 House purchased by a group of Rochester women and incorporated as the Susan B. Anthony Memorial.
1920 Fourteen years after Anthony's death, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution finally grants women the right to vote.
1906 Anthony dies at her Madison Street home on March 13, at age 86.
1895 Anthony creates a full third floor on her home to serve as a workroom for writing the history of the suffrage movement and her biography.
1972 Anthony is arrested in this house for voting; in 1873 she stands trial in Canandaigua, is found guilty and refuses to pay fine.
1866 Anthony moves to Madison Street with her mother and sister, Mary.
1845 Anthony family moves by packet boat on the Erie Canal to a farm near Rochester
1820 Susan B. Anthony is born in Adams, Massachusetts