VISIT

we are open

The Alice Paul Institute reopened to the public for in-person tours and events on August 26, 2021. See below for information about visit logistics, including open hours, group tour bookings, and the self-guided audio tour of the grounds. We are continuing to offer a virtual tour of our site (see below) and ongoing virtual Community Programs.

Special hours for Saturday 9/25: Tours will end at 3:30pm on Saturday, September 25 to accommodate set-up for our Paulsdale Uncorked event. 

Hours of Operation

Sunday & Monday

Closed to the public.

Tuesday & Wednesday

Available for both groups and schools to schedule visits 9 AM to 5 PM.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Open to the public for tours 12 PM to 5 PM. Individual Tours will occur every hour on the hour for Individual Tours (final tour starting at 4 PM) unless the house is booked for a Group Tour. Available for groups to schedule Group Tours 12 PM to 5 PM. Please reserve your spot on our booking webpage.

See the “Directions & Parking” section below for information about physical accessibility. For requests for accommodations, please email programs@alicepaul.org  at least 2 weeks before your visit. Note that the booking webpage will let you book a tour 1 week in advance, but we may not be able to fulfill requests for accommodations within that timeframe. 

Health and Safety

For the health and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff, masks must be worn inside the house. If you do not have a mask, a disposable mask will be provided when you arrive.

Tours

Individual Tour

Time: 1 hour
Group size: up to 10 people
Cost: $10/person; free for kids under 6

Our individual tour features a guided tour around the house where you will 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.

When scheduling an individual tour visit, everyone in the party must fill out an entry into our booking system. There are up to 10 spots in each individual tour slot. Be aware you may take your tour with other visitors to the site unless you come with a group of at least 10 for a Group Tour.

The Alice Paul Institute is a participating organization in Museums for All. As a participating organization API offers individual admission at $2/person to individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.

Group Tour

Ordinary Equality: The Life and Legacy of Alice Paul
Time: 2 hours
Group size: minimum of 10 people
Cost: $15/person

Our group tour features a 40-minute presentation and guided tour of the Paulsdale grounds, in which guests learn about Alice’s life and work as well as the farm that once surrounded Paulsdale. Inside, visitors independently explore our permanent exhibit, Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality. You’ll also 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.

Class Visit

The Alice Paul Institute offers programming for all grade levels at Paulsdale. Interested in more information? Check out our field trip programs here. You can also contact the Programming Department at programs@alicepaul.org for more information.

Outdoor Tour

No scheduling is necessary for the self-guided outdoor tour. The suggested visitation times are between dawn and dusk so there is proper sunlight to do the outdoor tour.

The Alice Paul Institute audio tour of the 6.5 acres at Paulsdale includes 10 stops at numbered spots around the farmyard with approximately 20 minutes of recorded audio. Visitors can stroll through the grounds, enjoying the nature and learning the history of this once large and vibrant farm.

The tour starts at the white sign box next to the house where you will find directions on how to access the tour on your phone. Things to know about the outdoor audio tour beforehand:

  • The tour requires a personal smartphone with cellular data to access the recordings, hosted online.
  • There are laminated maps of the stops at the sign box.
  • For those with auditory impairments, the audio tour is accompanied with text for each stop.
    Most of the outdoor tour is not on a paved surface. Be aware that you will be walking on the lawn with some uneven areas.

Virtual Tour

The Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality permanent exhibit can be viewed in a series of videos on the Alice Paul Institute YouTube channel. Click play on any of the tiles below to get started.

API Virtual Tour
1
Paulsdale: Alice Paul's 'Home Farm' and National Historic Landmark
Paulsdale: Alice Paul's 'Home Farm' and National Historic Landmark
2
Alice Paul: Growing Up Quaker
Alice Paul: Growing Up Quaker
3
Alice Paul: Life at Paulsdale
Alice Paul: Life at Paulsdale
4
Alice Paul: Life at College
Alice Paul: Life at College
5
Alice Paul: Arrested, Jailed, and Force Fed in England
Alice Paul: Arrested, Jailed, and Force Fed in England
6
Alice Paul & Lucy Burns: A Dynamic Duo of the Suffrage Movement
Alice Paul & Lucy Burns: A Dynamic Duo of the Suffrage Movement
7
Pro Suffrage Vs. Anti Suffrage Propaganda
Pro Suffrage Vs. Anti Suffrage Propaganda
8
1913 Suffrage Parade in Washington D.C.
1913 Suffrage Parade in Washington D.C.
9
The National Woman's Party Fight for an Amendment
The National Woman's Party Fight for an Amendment
10
National Woman's Party Protests at the White House
National Woman's Party Protests at the White House
11
Jailed and Force Fed: Conditions for the Silent Sentinels and the Night of Terror
Jailed and Force Fed: Conditions for the Silent Sentinels and the Night of Terror
12
19th Amendment: Women Win the Right to Vote
19th Amendment: Women Win the Right to Vote
13
Alice Paul Writes the Equal Rights Amendment
Alice Paul Writes the Equal Rights Amendment
14
Alice Paul and the World Woman's Party
Alice Paul and the World Woman's Party
15
Equal Rights Amendment: Alice We Are Here
Equal Rights Amendment: Alice We Are Here
16
Equal Rights Amendment: Blocking the Ratification
Equal Rights Amendment: Blocking the Ratification
17
Paulsdale: Thank You for Touring Alice's 'Home Farm'
Paulsdale: Thank You for Touring Alice's 'Home Farm'

Exhibits

Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Equality

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 period of Alice Paul’s lifelong work for equality. The exhibit highlights the principles of peace, human rights, social justice, and equality that guided Alice Paul throughout her life.

The Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality permanent exhibit was made possible with the support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Museum Store

Our Museum Store stores a collection of gifts curated just for you. Our onsite and online shops feature unique merchandise related to suffrage and advocacy. Visit us onsite or online to make your next purchase and support the Alice Paul Institute.

Directions & Parking

Parking

A parking lot is located at the rear of the property, marked by signs. Cars may not be parked on the driveway loop or on the lawn.

Physical Accessibility

Accessible parking is available in a small lot close to the house. A wheelchair ramp is easily accessed off the circular drive. The first floor is wheelchair accessible, and an accessible restroom is available.

Directions

Coming from I-295 North or South:

  • Take Exit 40: Route 38 West/Moorestown.
  • Just before the third traffic light, take the “jug handle” turn on the right for Mount Laurel Road.
  • Turn left and cross Route 38 onto Mount Laurel Road (there is a gas station at the intersection).
  • Turn right onto the second street, which is Hooten Road.
  • Paulsdale is approximately ¼-mile ahead on the left.

Coming from New Jersey Turnpike North or South:

  • Take Exit 4: Moorestown/Philadelphia.
  • Follow Route 73 North (stay in right lane).
  • Turn right at Fellowship Road.
  • Continue on Fellowship Road for several miles, through five traffic lights, until you reach Route 38.
  • Merge onto Route 38 East and continue to Mt. Laurel Road.
  • Turn right onto Mt. Laurel Road (there is a gas station at the intersection).
  • Turn right onto the second street, Hooten Road.
  • Paulsdale is approximately ¼-mile on the left.

Coming from Philadelphia:

  • Take the Ben Franklin Bridge East, toward Route 30 East/Admiral Wilson Blvd.
  • Follow signs to: Route 38 East/Moorestown and Mount Holly (the exit ramp is on your left).
  • Continue on Route 38 East, and drive past Moorestown Mall (on the right).
  • Turn right onto Mt. Laurel Road (there is a gas station at the intersection).
  • Turn right onto the second street, Hooten Road.
  • Paulsdale is approximately ¼-mile on the left.

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