Seneca Falls, NY

Travel Guide
Seneca Falls showing a river or creek and heritage architecture
Visit this scenic part of New York’s wine country to learn about the struggle for women’s rights, where a convention for equality was held in 1848.

Seneca Falls is surrounded by the water of a canal and a spectacular lake. In this serene area, enjoy sunbathing near the lake or hiking along nature trails. The town is famous for the Seneca Falls Convention, important in the history of women’s rights.

For a greater understanding of Seneca Falls’ place in history, visit the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. The free museum has information about the 19th-century convention and how it progressed women’s fight for equality, eventually leading to allowing women to vote.

Continue your discovery of civil rights at the National Women’s Hall of Fame at the location of the 1848 convention. Covering the walls of the room are lists of its inductees, some of the most distinguished American women in United States history, including Susan B. Anthony, a noted suffragist.

The Finger Lakes region is home to many of New York’s wineries. Sip wine in tasting rooms with spectacular views of Cayuga Lake.

Enjoy the clear lake waters at Cayuga Lake State Park, where a playground overlooking the water will keep kids happily busy. Relax at the beach and swim in the shallow water. Fish for bass, carp, pike and salmon. Drive through nearby Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge to observe local birds.

The town is widely believed to be the inspiration behind the classic movie It’s a Wonderful Life tour a museum dedicated to the film.

Seneca Falls is in the Finger Lakes region in western New York State between the cities of Geneva and Auburn and just west of Cayuga Lake. Take a 1-hour flight from New York City to Syracuse followed by a 1-hour drive west to reach the town.

The Finger Lakes district has hot summers and mild winters, creating ideal wine grape conditions.

With its museums, vineyards and lakes, Seneca Falls is a living tribute to the three Ws of women, wine and water.

The Gould Hotel
The Gould Hotel
3.5 out of 5
108 Falls Street, Seneca Falls, NY
The price is $169 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 24
$188 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 23 - Jun 24
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Seneca Falls. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar ...