National Women History Museum: A Guide to Many Places

For an in-depth look at women’s history in the United States, check out the National Women’s History Museum. Unlike museums that you can actually go to, this one is on-line. The museum is a virtual smorgasbord of U.S. women’s history that includes current news, visual exhibits (the cyber variety) and event descriptions that you actually can go to—for real. One link, however, lists women’s history walking tours that are the do-it-your-self variety.

The walking tours are divided into three categories. Good Old Days: Women’s Daily Lives includes various houses where prominent women in the Washington, D.C. area lived, places that highlight women’s lives in the past, and The DAR Museum (The Daughters of the American Revolution). The In Their Footsteps tour traces the path of the women’s suffragist movement and the tour, Women in the Abolitionist Movement highlights sites in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston and New York.

The tours aren’t meant to be followed in any particular order. Instead, they provide an unique way to approach history with a focus on the women who helped it happen.