Road to the Vote: Boston Suffragists
Bostonians Fight for Change Series
The Road to the Vote for national woman suffrage was a long and arduous one. Along the way, countless suffragists, in Boston, and across the nation, organized, wrote, fundraised, marched, picketed, boycotted, and went on hunger strikes to call attention to their cause. Generations of women fought in the struggle, all the while hoping to open minds and move hearts. By the early 20th century women in Boston were being arrested and jailed for their convictions. It was 72 years from Seneca Falls to the time when American women voted in municipal, state and federal elections exercising the right provided to them in the 19th amendment. This tour celebrates the centennial of the ratification of that amendment and highlights the places, people and protests that helped win the vote for women.
potential uneven surfaces and moderate inclines
This tour can be scheduled as a private tour with advance notice. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.
Meet your guide in front of Faneuil Hall at the Samuel Adams statue
Finding Your Guide: All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Boston By Foot Walking Tours.”
Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: State (Blue & Orange Lines)
This tour ends in the general area of the John Adams Courthouse, Pemberton Square.
Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Government Center (Blue & Green Lines)