Visit Paulsdale

Paulsdale: Home of suffragist and equal rights activist Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977)

Public Hours

View the Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality Exhibit (learn more about the exhibit below)

Tuesday-Friday 12:00-4:00 pm       $5/person
Second Saturdays 12:00 -2:00pm  (Mar-Nov)

Please note:  Paulsdale is closed on Mondays.

Group tours with a tour guide: available by appointment Tuesday-Friday afternoons.

There are two options for group tours:

The Paulsdale Tour (1 hr. $7/person): Includes a 15-minute DVD presentation, The Life of Alice Stokes Paul, 1885-1977, followed by a guided tour around the outside of the house where you’ll hear about the activities of the farm that once surrounded Paulsdale. Inside, you’ll learn about the Paul family’s daily life in the house, how it was restored, and its present day use as a leadership development center. 

The Paulsdale Insider (2 hrs.; $15/person): Includes a 40-minute PowerPoint presentation with a trained member of API’s Speaker’s Bureau, followed by a guided tour around the outside of the house where you’ll hear about the activities of the farm that once surrounded Paulsdale. Inside, you’ll learn about the Paul family’s daily life in the house, how it was restored, and its present day use as a leadership center. Minimum of 10 people.

To arrange a visit, please contact us.

Paulsdale is closed on the following dates. No tours will be available.

  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – Tuesday, September 5, 2017
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 – Tuesday, January 2, 2018

 

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“I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.”    – Alice Paul, 1974

  • Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality is the permanent exhibit at Paulsdale. It honors the legacy of suffragist and equal rights activist Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) and features family photographs, personal objects, and memorabilia.

    Wall panels throughout the first floor of the house detail each chapter of Alice Paul’s lifelong work for equality. Guests enjoy a self-guided visitor experience at their own pace during public hours at Paulsdale. Guided tours by appointment.

    The exhibit honors the principles of peace, human rights, social justice, and equality that guided Alice Paul throughout her life.  With the Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality exhibit, visitors will find the same inspiration for peace and change that Paul once found at her childhood home.

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    1970s panel
    Sample panels from the exhibit


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    The Alice Paul Institute received a project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.