Celebrate the power of the vote and the 102nd anniversary of the 19th amendment!

Explore the exciting lives of women past and present who have defied society to fight for what was right. Activities include a live suffrage debate (heckling encouraged); photo-ops with suffragette sashes and 19th-century clothing, opportunities to explore voter resources with the League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns, STEAM activities and experiments, and radical cross-stitch lessons for feminists of all ages and genders. History detectives can find clues in Washington Irving’s home about the women who lived there in the 19th century.

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An initiative of Historic Hudson Valley

July 9, 2022

10am-4pm

Adult: $16
Senior (65+): $12
Student (18-25): $12
Members + Children under 17: FREE

$2/ticket surcharge for onsite and phone purchase

Vote Like a Girl is a Women’s History Institute event. The Women’s History Institute is a new Historic Hudson Valley initiative designed to illuminate the significant contributions made by women in our region.

The Institute will foster a deeper understanding of the women who shaped the culture and chronicle of the area, including the diverse women who lived and worked on our sites, and offer a contemporary audience the resources necessary to take inspiration from their history.

Directions

GPS address:
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
3 W Sunnyside Lane, Irvington, NY 10533

FAQs

Is there food available?

We have tasty snacks available in the Visitor Center and ice cream from Blue Pig.

Where can I park?

Regular parking is in the Sunnyside parking lot. Follow signs and use the GPS address. Handicapped parking is available.

Is the site wheelchair accessible?

Visitor Center and Site Access

  • Handicapped parking is available and handicapped restrooms are available in the Visitor Center.
  • The walk from the parking lot to the Visitor Center is approximately 379 feet down a graded wheelchair accessible ramp.
  • The walk from the Visitor Center to the Cottage is approximately 570 feet on a graded decline, much of which is on a wide pebble path. From the courtyard of the Cottage back to the Visitor’s Center is approximately 380 feet on a graded incline.

Historic Core and Irving’s Cottage

  • The grounds and the first floor of the Cottage are wheelchair accessible.
  • There is a narrow, steep flight of stairs (12-15 steps) to the second floor of the house and another steep and winding flight of stairs from the second floor to the kitchen.