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Address: 205 Market Ave. S, Canton, OH 44702
Phone Number: +1 330-452-0876
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The house once shared by President and Mrs. McKinley has been restored and...

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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Was an interesting addition to our search of local history

In the area tracing family history and searching for Geocaches. Made the find here and took time to learn about the first lady and her jobs she had before husband became president.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Orinda, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited the library and the Ida Saxton ( wife of William McKinley) home recently. The 2 sites are on a combined ticket and work well together. The library was good, but the Saxton mansion was great.

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Women influenced elections and political issues long before they earned the right to vote as First Ladies, daughters, sisters,confidants and grandmothers. This library, resource center and museum is beautifully archived and filled with passionate stories about the women and men whose achievements framed and protected the constitution and it's republic.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

In the area tracing family history and searching for Geocaches. Made the find here and took time to learn about the first lady and her jobs she had before husband became president.

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Bowie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Went here for something to do, and I'm glad we did. Very interesting and the displays are very well done. Definitely worth the visit.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I visited the National First Ladies Library in September 2016. Although it is called a library, it is really more of a museum. There are actually two buildings, a short distance apart. One was originally a bank and the other was the home of President McKinley's wife's family. Both have been extensively and beautifully restored. The docents were knowledgeable and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We visited the National First Ladies Library because tickets were acquired through a charity auction. Didn't know what to expect. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Worthwhile.

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Thank Sharon C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The house Ida McKinney grew up in is the main part of the tour. However, most furnishings, decorations, wall paper etc. are not original or part of her life. Her life story is explored & explained in some detail, but all the other First Ladies are relegated to a 15 minute video. The gowns & dresses in the main building... More 

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maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Start the tour with a short video (maybe 10 minutes) and then head to the one room featuring gowns (maybe 7 or 8) of former first ladies. The part of the tour is only about 30 minutes, then you walk about a block or two down to the Saxton-McKinley house for a tour of about 45 minutes. Free parking is... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you are a history buff...this is definitely the place to visit.. Great stories...and a tribute to William and Ida McKinley (our 25th President)

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canton, ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Enjoyable experience! Not very large, but informative and nice displays. See the McKinley Monument while your in the area.

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