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National First Ladies Library

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Unique tour.

This was a very unique tour. I recommend it to all to get a perspective of the "real" people in... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Nick C
Whitby, Canada
Interesting and a bit unusual

We arrived a little before 3 on a Friday, just before the last tour of the day as it turns out. We... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
James M
West Lafayette
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The house once shared by President and Mrs. McKinley has been restored and is now the home of a library dedicated to the history of America's first ladies.
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205 Market Ave S, Canton, OH 44702-2105
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We visit Presidential Homes and were pleasantly surprised to find this one on our Presidential Home Tour in Ohio. It's actually housed in two places. The gift shop employee was so knowledgeable and helpful. There are exhibits especially of Pat Nixon, Michelle Obama, Lady Bird...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Extremely well redon home of Ida McKinley. It's beautiful. The museum also has variety of presentations, so one visit is not enough.

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

This was a very unique tour. I recommend it to all to get a perspective of the "real" people in charge at the time of a Presidency.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was a very interesting place to visit. The tour of the House was very informative. Inside the waiting area is information about several First Ladies.

Thank dalea324
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The National First Ladies LibrAry visit consists of two parts. One part is a guided tour of the partially restored home of Ida McKinley (guided tour is required and best bet is to reserve in advance) and the other is a self-guided visit of a...More

Thank unicent
Reviewed 15 June 2018

A First Ladies Museum could (and should) be so much more! A tad confusing as it is comprised of two separate buildings, although free parking is offered. The museum itself is small, one-floor consisting of minimal artifacts and scant amount of dress reproductions and copies...More

Thank chendabrito
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We arrived a little before 3 on a Friday, just before the last tour of the day as it turns out. We had to hustle a block away from the Saxton House where the tour is conducted to the ticketing and “museum” area. We understand...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Free parking is located on the east side of the Saxton house. We walked a block to the old bank building where the museum is and purchase tickets. They have some old dresses and china on display. Wish there was more. We spent about 20...More

1  Thank mariono227
Reviewed 26 November 2017

My wife is currently reading biographies on the First Ladies so she was very interested in visiting this LIBRARY. I make note of the name because it's important to realize that it's NOT a museum and if you go expecting such, you'll be disappointed. That...More

2  Thank SteveNEOhio
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Beautifullly furnished and incredible docents to make our First Ladies stories come to life. So many strong women behind the Presidents. “Behind every successful man is a strong woman”.

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