Start at the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum (144 Constitution Ave., NW) and explore women’s contributions and evolving role in society through the continuing, and often untold, story of women's pursuit for equality. The museum is the headquarters of the historic National Woman's Party and was the Washington and former home of its founder and Equal Rights Amendment author Alice Paul.
Next take the Metro (Blue or Orange Line at the Capitol South station) to Metro Center and head to the National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave., NW) and discover the first and only museum dedicated solely to celebrating the diverse artistic achievements of women. The museum was founded to challenge traditional histories of art, to uncover the works of women artists who have been overlooked and unacknowledged, and to assure the legacy of women in contemporary art.
Have lunch at their café located on the mezzanine. On the first Sunday of the month the café serves a scrumptious brunch. Lunch or brunch includes admission to the Museum. The Museum also has a great gift shop with many items designed or created by women artisans.
Other suggested stops:
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
Clara Barton Home on Civil War to Civil Rights: Downtown Heritage Trail (Center loop)
Congressional Cemetery—several famous women buried here.
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