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Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

  • Address:
    9751 Ox Road
    Lorton, VA 22079
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*Coming Soon! Under construction now at Occoquan Regional Park!*

In 1917, more than 120 suffragists were imprisoned in the Occoquan Workhouse, then part of the Lorton Prison complex, in retaliation for picketing the Woodrow Wilson White House for the right to vote. The reports of inhumane conditions, beatings and force-feeding at the workhouse electrified the country and became the “turning point” in the struggle for the 19th Amendment.

The new 1.6-acre national memorial to the suffrage movement will feature replica White House gates, 19 informational stops, and a beautifully landscaped meditation garden. There is currently no other place in America that tells the complete story of the suffrage movement and this Memorial will do just that. The TPSM will also be a new stop along the “Constitution Trail,” which links sites connected to the Constitution in Washington, DC and Virginia.