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Tours of Paulsdale

Tour Guide, Robert Hess leads a tour group around the Paulsdale porch.

Enjoy a beautiful afternoon tour of historic Paulsdale.  Tours begin with a 15-minute show, The Life of Alice Stokes Paul, 1885-1977.  Guests then walk around the porch to learn about the farm that once surrounded Paulsdale.  Inside the house, tourists learn about the Paul family's daily life in the house, the restoration/rehabilitation of the site and its present day use as a girl's leadership center.

Though the house has no period furnishings, there is plenty of history within its walls including dozens of historic photographs and documents.

Not to be Missed:
  • Alice Paul's six college degrees (all originals) including one from Swarthmore (B.A. in Biology, 1905), two from the University of Pennsylvania (M.A. in Social Work, 1907 and Ph.D. in Economics, 1912), and three from American University (LL.B., 1922, LL.M., 1927, D.C.L., 1928)
  • William and Tacie Paul's (Alice's parents) 1881 marriage certificate, a handwritten document of this Quaker ceremony with signatures of friends and relatives who witnessed the event
  •  The Jailed for Freedom pin, a replica similar to one Alice wears in several photographs including two of her graduation photographs you will see inside the house. The pin was given to all suffragists who went to prison in 1917 for picketing the White House, those who were jailed for asking for the freedom of the vote
  • Photographs (many original) of Alice Paul, the Paul family, Paulsdale and the farm.
  • The Paul family tree, detailing three generations of the Paul's family, the first portion of an extensive lineage that includes William Penn
  • A hand-drawn map of the Paulsdale farm, circa. 1885, likely drawn by Alice Paul's grandfather, Judge William Parry
  • Alice Paul's bookcase, a circa mid-1800s wood and glass piece recently restored by the Indian Springs Questers

Paulsdale c. 1900

is located at
128 Hooton Road,
Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054
Directions to Paulsdale

There are two ways to take a tour of Paulsdale:

Open House Tour Saturdays

Second Saturday
Tours 2011
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Open House Tour Saturdays are a perfect opportunity for individuals, friends and families to drop-in for a tour of Paulsdale. No reservations are necessary! Spend an afternoon to enjoy a tour of the recently restored home of Alice Paul.

Tour prices are
$5 or $4 (children). Tours begin at 12:00 and 1:00 pm.

It is recommended that you arrive 5-10 minutes before your tour to sign our guest book and pay for your tour at the gift shop. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes that can get dirty!

While your here, be sure to check out our gift shop with plenty of great gift ideas.

Reservations are not required but please email info@alicepaul.org or call 856-231-1885 if you would like to to add your name and number of guests to our guest list.



Groups of ten or more can be arrange a tour for any date of the week, Monday through Friday. Groups have the option of a tour alone (45 min) or a combination of a tour and slide show presentation Alice Paul: New Jersey's Heroine for Equality (please plan for 1.5 to 2hrs for both) or tour/slideshow and lunch. If you are interested in bringing a group to tour Paulsdale, please contact Kris Myers at 856-231-1885 or kmyers@alicepaul.org at least three weeks before your desired visit.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required at least one week prior to your tour. Payments can be made in cash, by check (payable to "API") or by Visa or MasterCard.

We will be happy to supply you with the names of local restaurants or caterers who will deliver lunches or refreshments for your group to Paulsdale. If you would like to bring your own food, please call us to make arrangements. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Group Tours
(min. of 10 people)

Group Tours Price
Tour only (45 min.) $5.00 ($4.00 children)
Tour & Slideshow Combo (2 hrs.)
(10 or more)* **
$15.00/pp* **
$14.00/pp for students
Tour/Slideshow* ** Combo and Lunch
(3 hrs.) (10 or more)
$20.00/pp * **
(price includes table and chair set up & break down, trash/recycling facilities and staff assistance)

*Please note: Maximum visit/program time is  three hours
Paulsdale is a carry-in, carry-out facility. Please bring trash and recycling back with you.

About Paulsdale

Paulsdale is on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. and in 1991 it was designated a National Historic Landmark. The exterior and interior of the house have been restored to their appearance during Alice Paul's residence, with modern accommodations that meet visitors' needs.

Alice Paul was born and raised at Paulsdale. Her parents purchased the farm in 1883, when it encompassed more than 150 acres of orchards, farm crops and a small dairy herd. The Paul family farmed the land until selling Paulsdale in the 1950s. It remained a private residence until API purchased the property in 1990. The c. 1800 farmhouse stands on 6.5 acres of the original property.

Memberships, grants, and other contributions have enabled the Alice Paul Institute to undertake the following projects:

  • Commemorated Alice Paul's 100th birthday with the presentation of Alice Paul Woman of Courage Awards to astronaut Sally Ride, Sonia Johnson and Judge Lisa Richette.

  • Purchased Dr. Paul's books, papers and personal effects and donated the items to the Arthur & Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Radcliffe Institute and to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

  • Obtained National Historic Landmark designation for Paulsdale as well as listing on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.

  • Initiated "Reclaiming Women's History Through Historic Preservation," the first national conference on the preservation of women's historic sites.

  • Coordinated "Passing the Torch," New Jersey's statewide event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of women's right to vote.

  • Launched the Alice Paul Leadership Program, providing workshops and seminars on leadership and women's history to adolescent audiences.

  • Helped to establish the New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail.

  • Raised funds and oversaw historic restoration and rehabilitation of Paulsdale.



Paulsdale Site Rentals

Celebrate your next event at historic Paulsdale!

Looking for new ideas, historical surroundings and unique possibilities for your next meeting or special event? Paulsdale is available seven days a week for corporate events, wedding receptions, breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, business meetings, holiday parties, afternoon teas, and other functions.

Discover Paulsdale, a National Historic Landmark listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. This American treasure is the former birthplace and family home of Alice Stokes Paul- a woman who courageously led the final campaign for women's right to vote and authored the Equal Rights Amendment.

Paulsdale was recently restored to appear as it did when Paul lived here, from 1885 to 1920. Paulsdale offers a variety of interior and exterior spaces suitable for meetings and special events.

Paulsdale is located on 6 1/2 acres, and can accommodate up to 50 people inside and up to 250 under a tent outside. There is a small staging kitchen available, a handicapped accessible bathroom, two second floor bathrooms and handicapped access to the first floor.

Ask about our special discount rates for members, non-profits and government agencies.

For rental rates and more information please contact the
Alice Paul Institute at 856-231-1885, or at info@alicepaul.org.

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This page was last updated on Thursday March 22, 2012

Alice Paul Institute, Inc. at Paulsdale Directions
PO Box 1376 (mailing),  128 Hooton Road (street),
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
856-231-1885 phone    856-231-4223 fax  
info@alicepaul.org       www.alicepaul.org