Rochester’s fragments of history: from Susan B. Anthony to High Falls

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Rochester boasts a rich tapestry of history. For an intriguing look into women’s rights advocacy, head to the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, where the home of this pioneering suffragist tells her story. Take a walk through Highland Park, where the Frederick Douglass Monument, the first dedicated to an African American, stands tall.

History buffs can wander the Rochester Museum & Science Center, showcasing the city’s evolution from a canal-powered boomtown to a center of innovation. The roar of the Genesee River at High Falls, once a hydropower source, beckons visitors to explore the dramatic gorge and its surrounding historic buildings.

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