The Harriet Taylor Upton House (circa 1840)
Built by General Simon Perkins in 1840, this national historic site became the home of women’s suffrage leader Harriet Taylor Upton in 1887. It also served as the headquarters for the National American Women’s Suffrage Association from 1903 until 1905 when it was moved to the Courthouse. In 1909 the organization relocated to New York City.
The house was Harriet's home until 1931 when at the age of 76 she lost it in a sheriff's sale. Penniless she move to California to live out her days with relatives. She later died in 1945 at the age of 90 in Pasadena and her ashes were interred in a pauper's grave. In October 2011, after receiving permission from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mary Thornton House, Harriet's ashes were returned to Warren and re-interred during a special memorial ceremony in her beloved garden behind the Upton House.
This historic site is a unique location for private parties and events and can accommodate up to 40 inside. The outside garden is available at an additional cost. Call the museum for rental details, hours of operation and special tours.