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National First Ladies Library

205 Market Ave. S, Canton, OH 44702
+1 330-452-0876
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So proud to have this National landmark in our town.

Beautifullly furnished and incredible docents to make our First Ladies stories come to life. So... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Canton, Ohio
Visit in conjunction with Saxton-McKinley house

This location, in conjuction with the Saxton-McKinley house is very interesting. The library only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Elkins, West Virginia
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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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  • Average19%
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205 Market Ave. S, Canton, OH 44702
+1 330-452-0876
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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”.

Thank Francesca1952
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location, in conjuction with the Saxton-McKinley house is very interesting. The library only has a small exhibit but there are a couple of interesting videos on loops.

Thank Karen123WV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watch the videos of Jackie Kennedy, Pat Nixon, Rosalyn Carter, and Hillary Clinton. It's about 59 minutes of videos, but you get to understand the roles that recent first ladies have held and the impacts that they made while first ladies. Although the videos in...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The First Ladies National Historic Site is run for the National Park Service by the National First Ladies Library. The organization maintains the 7-story City Bank Building. Unfortunately, the First Ladies displays are limited to a portion of the first floor (really one room). My...More

1  Thank stormkrow8
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Other than replicas of inaugural ball gowns, there is not much here. Surely, the contributions of these women could be better highlighted with pictures and text. A film preceding the unguided walk through the library was informative. Ida Saxton McKinley's home nearby was more interesting.

Thank SolanaSunshine
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This museum is very interesting and a wonderful dedication to the First Ladies. The special movie Inaugural Insights was a terrific production and well worth seeing.

Thank DrLFoodie
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A friend of mine recently started volunteering at the Saxton house. We took our lunch and sat outside in the wonderful courtyard. It was such a pleasant afternoon and we learned quite a bit about the history of the house.

Thank Seeties
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This site consists of the Library [in a restored bank building] and an associated restored historic home about a block South, separated by a parking garage, a private parking lot, and a little park. As a previous reviewer pointed out, you need reservations for the...More

Thank RLane_11
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends to review changes. In the early years. I watched it be developed under the tutelage of Mary Regula. Then a friend of mine (now deceased) - Harold Peffer made all of the matching frames for the First Ladies pictures. So - when...More

Thank Gloria T
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We arrived too late for a tour. Almost too late for the gift shop. The entry was not very well marked. When we finally did figure it out you had to speak through an intercom and then be “buzzed” in. Talking with the hostess in...More

Thank travelertoo2
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Barbara C
3 August 2015|
Response from 774Pat | Property representative |
We are approximately 5 miles