The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality NM is located on Capitol Hill at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 2nd Street, NE, next to the Hart Senate Office building. It is a free-standing, federal style brick house surrounded by a black cast-iron fence. The entrance for museum tours and the museum shop is located on 2nd Street with the lift accessible entrance located to the side of the museum next to the Hart Senate Office Building. The doors facing Constitution Avenue are not entrances.
Home to the National Woman’s Party for nearly 90 years, this was the epicenter of the struggle for women’s rights. From this house in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court, Alice Paul and the NWP developed innovative strategies and tactics to advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment and equality for women. President Barack Obama designated the national monument on April 12, 2016.