Women Who Changed America

They founded organizations, they sponsored legislation, they blazed trails and suffered trials. For generations, women living and working in Washington, D.C. have defied expectations and surmounted discrimination to increase equality, freedom, and prosperity for their fellow citizens. “Angel of the Battlefield” Clara Barton inspired a world-wide humanitarian movement. Dorothy Height devoted forty years to supporting African-American women and girls. Frances Perkins not only became the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, she was the principal architect of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. See the sites downtown and around the U.S. Capitol where they and others made their marks and follow history along Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, where thousands of suffragists first marched for equality on March 3, 1913. The walk will conclude at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, home to the National Woman’s Party for nearly 90 years and the epicenter of the struggle for women’s rights.


Led by: BreeCarolyn, Cheryl, LeighMeg, or Vinny.


"My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend the tour to anyone interested in the many contributions women have made to equality and progress in this country." - Goldstar reviewer


We are delighted to partner with Women's Campaign Fund, a non-profit that chooses female political candidates who can demonstrate the ability to reach common ground in their life’s experience. Once a month a Women's Campaign Fund staffer will join the "Women Who Changed America" walk to share stories about how the organization has successfully supported women candidates from all political parties and about a bold new 5050 x 2028 initiative.  Connect past to future: “Women Who Changed America” to “Women Who Will Change America”!  


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Out of an abundance of caution in regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Washington Walks will not be offering walking tours in 2020. 

Approximately 2 hours
No reservations necessary. Simply show up!

$20 per person (kids 3 and younger free). $5 discount with U.S. military or federal government ID. Pay in advance or with a credit card when you arrive.

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