Political Strategist, Suffragist, & Peace Activist

Carrie Chapman Catt

A skilled political strategist, Carrie Clinton Lane Chapman Catt was a suffragist and peace activist who helped secure for American women the right to vote

- Open from Late May to Labor Day.
- Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Sun & Holidays: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Off-season tours by appointment.

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Address
2379 Timber Ave, Charles City, IA 50616
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Phone
(641) 228-3336
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Email
clccatt@gmail.com

About Carrie

Born in Ripon, Wisconsin, on January 9th of 1859, Catt was the second of three children.

When she was seven, her family moved to Iowa, where she graduated from Iowa State Agricultural College.

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8 Years
NAWSA President
26 Million
Rights Secured
75 %
Voter Support

Learn About Carrie's Girlhood Home

The Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home is located about three miles southeast of Charles City, Iowa.

The home today is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been restored at the direction of the National 19th Amendment Society, a non-profit organization based out of Charles City.

Tour Her Girlhood Home

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Experience The Life, Legacy, And Environment Of Carrie Chapman Catt

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Carrie Chapman Catt's Girlhood Home

Join us for a tour of Carrie Chapman Catt's girlhood home. Follow an engaging timeline of world events, her own personal journey, and her activism that led to women's suffrage in America!

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Carrie Chapman Catt Museum

Learn about both Carrie's childhood and the area in which she grew up at the interpretive center. Enjoy our informative displays and pick up an amazing souvenir at our gift shop!

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Natural Iowa Prairie & Orchard

Take in the beauty of our natural Iowa prairie, a glimpse into Carrie Chapman Catt's life growing up. Take your time exploring and basking under the beautiful blooming apple trees!

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Follow us on Instagram to explore Carrie Chapman Catt's Girlhood Home and discover her pivotal role in women's suffrage history!

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Visitor Experences

Don't take our word for it, listen to some of our honest reviews from satisfied patrons!

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"Definitely Worth A Visit"

Great piece of Iowa & American history. Was at the Girlhood Home of Carrie Chapman Catt who helped with passing the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Today was the Dedication of the Pomeroy Foundation "Vote for Women" trail marker. Definitely worth a visit!

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Kristin Frank
2 Years Ago
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"This Is Worth Your Time"

This is an excellent exhibit. The self-guided audio tour is very good. The staff member in the interpretative center is cordial, knowledgeable and helpful. This is worth your time.

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Kate Rose
7 Years Ago
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"It Was Beautiful"

It was beautiful to see in the fall. I didn't expect the gift shop or house to be open- and it was not- but standing where one of our great suffragettes was raised was great!

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Amy Jardon
A Year Ago

The Girlhood Home

Visit the Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home to learn about her role in women's suffrage and the history of the suffragette movement.

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