Explore Where Women Made History

Help us discover 1,000+ places where American women have left their mark.

  • Tell the Full American Story

    We want to uncover and uplift women across the centuries whose vision, passion, and determination have shaped the country we are today.

  • Find 1,000+ Places

    Your contributions have already helped illuminate more than 1,000 places connected to women’s history. As we elevate their stories for everyone to learn and celebrate, let's keep going!

  • We Need Your Help

    Tell us where women made history by sharing a photo and short description of a place the world should know about.

    Share Your Place

This year the United States commemorates the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, providing an important opportunity to celebrate the place of women in American history. While history, of course, is complicated, and voting rights for many women continued to be denied because of discriminatory practices, we at the National Trust want to tell the full history—to uncover and uplift women across the centuries whose vision, passion, and determination have shaped the country we are today.

When we started this crowdsourcing push in January 2020 as part of our Where Women Made History campaign, our initial goal was to discover 1,000 places connected to women’s history, and elevate their stories for everyone to learn and celebrate. Thanks to your incredible contributions, we reached that milestone on none other than Women's Equality Day (August 26, 2020) ... and now we want to keep going!

Help us maintain this momentum and let us know: What places have you encountered where women made history? They can be famous or unknown, protected or threatened, existing or lost. No matter their condition or status, these places matter, and we encourage you to share them with the world.

Have a place you’d like to share? Submit a photo and a short description below. Thank you for helping us tell the full American story!

Submit Your Place

Send us a photograph and a short description of a place where a woman made history by clicking “Submit Your Entry” and filling out the form. Where possible, please include the name of the place in the "Title" field.

You can submit a picture (historical or current) of the place itself, or a picture of the woman associated with it. Be sure to upload a JPEG or PNG file (and read the guidelines and photo permissions and rights granted before you do).

We are reviewing all entries before they’re posted on our site, so your entry will not be live immediately. Questions? Check out our FAQs for help.

“Everything that explains the world has in fact explained a world that does not exist, a world in which men are at the center of the human enterprise and women are at the margin ‘helping’ them. Such a world does not exist—never has.”

Gerda Lerner, Historian