VISIT / Directions

Visitors of all ages are welcome at Paulsdale, a National Historic Landmark honoring the birthplace of suffragist and equal rights activist Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977). Once a 173-acre farm managed by the Paul family, the two-story farmhouse has stood sentinel on Hooton Road for over 200 years. An excellent example of an adaptive reuse of an historic site, Paulsdale is now the headquarters of the Alice Paul Institute, which offers self-guided and guided tours of the permanent exhibition and the remaining 6.5 acres of land.

In response to the public health crisis, Paulsdale is closed to the public for tours of the interior of the house until it is safe to reopen. There is a self-guided outdoor tour of the grounds for those interested in visiting the site. The Alice Paul Institute is moving all programming into virtual spaces for the foreseeable future. Please visit the Events page for more program information.

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.

PUBLIC HOURS

The interior of Paulsdale is currently closed to the public.

TOURS

Virtual Tours

We are pleased to announce our newest addition to our tour options, Virtual Tours. View the “Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality Exhibit” through a series of video tours of the exhibit and the grounds of Paulsdale. Tours can viewed on our YouTube channel.

Self-Guided Outdoor Tour

No scheduling is necessary for a 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 is excited to release a new audio tour of the 6.5 acres at Paulsdale. The tour is 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.

Guided interior Group Tour

The interior of Paulsdale is currently closed to the public.

The Paulsdale Tour (1 hr. $10/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 experience the Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality Exhibit, 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 experience the Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality Exhibit, 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. Minimum of 10 people.

 

To schedule a guided tour tour, please contact the office at least 2-3 weeks in advance to make arrangements for your tour.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Operations Director Colleen Tryner via email at ctryner@alicepaul.org or call the office at (856) 231-1885.

“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

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

If you are using GPS on your mobile device, for best results search for this address: 128 Hooten Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.

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. 

 

Handicap Accessibility:
Handicapped 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.

 

IF YOU ARE COMING FROM…

 

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.

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.

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.

Rent Our Facility

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, business meetings, approved fundraisers, and other functions that reflect the mission of the Alice Paul Institute.

 

Discover Paulsdale, a National Historic Landmark listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. This American treasure is the 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 has been carefully restored to appear as it did when Paul lived here, from 1885 to 1923, and offers a variety of interior and exterior spaces suitable for meetings and special events. 

 

For rental rates and more information please contact Operations Director Colleen Tryner at 

ctryner@alicepaul.org or call the office at (856) 231-1885.

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