About First Ladies National Historic Site
The First Ladies National Historic Site is located in downtown Canton, Ohio. It is the only place in the country that is dedicated to educating the public about the lives and accomplishments of the First Ladies of the United States. The site consists of two buildings, the Education and Research Center and the historic Saxton McKinley House. The Education and Research center features a museum exhibit that changes annually and space for educational programming. The Saxton McKinley House is the ancestral home of First Lady Ida McKinley. Although neither she nor William McKinley owned the house, they lived there for 28 years before he was elected the 25th President. Guided tours of the site are available throughout the year for groups and individuals. Advance reservations are highly suggested for individuals and required for groups of 6 or more. For more information please contact us.