The Seneca Falls Heritage Area interprets the Village’s development and role in the Reform Movements of the 19th century, focusing on the setting for the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848. The Heritage Area features a commercial main street, a well-appointed harbor on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, and architecturally interesting historic districts and individual sites. The Seneca Falls Heritage Area is part of New York State’s Heritage Area System, and shares its goals to further education, recreation, historic preservation, and economic revitalization of the village.
The Heritage Area’s Visitor Center serves as an orientation point for local and regional history, providing a historical overview of the Reform Movements, specifically the Women’s Rights Movement, and the development of transportation and water powered industry. An interactive exhibit gallery gives visitors a look at life in historic Seneca Falls, and promotes hands on learning. Here you will find friendly staff to answer questions, provide referrals, and share a wealth of knowledge. You will also find a wide variety of travel brochures and information about attractions in and around Seneca Falls. Located at 89 Fall Street in the middle of downtown Seneca Falls, the Visitor Center includes a gift shop and much more.