Historic Paulsdale

Alice Paul childhood home, Paulsdale, is located in Mount Laurel and is a National Historic Landmark. 

Alice Paul was a trailblazer for women's rights, and was a driving force behind the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. She was also the author of the Equal Rights Amendment. 

Facts on Alice Paul: 

  • Born in Mount Laurel on January 11, 1885
  • Grew up on a farm called "Paulsdale" with two brothers and one sister
  • Was a Quaker who believed that men and women are equal and that the world should be fair for everyone 
  • Went to six colleges after high school 
  • Started a group called the National Woman's Party to change our laws so that women could vote 
  • Died in Moorestown, NJ on July 9, 1977

Facts on Paulsdale: 

  • Paulsdale was built in the 1800s and is over 200 years old 
  • The farm grew tomotoes for the Campbell's Soup factory 
  • Alice's brother Billy raised beagles at Paulsdale 
  • Paulsdale had barns, a hen house, an ice house, orchards, a tennis court, and a goldfish pond.