First Ladies National Historic Site

Admission to the First Ladies National Historic Site and Library in Canton is free.

  • Open: Thursday – Saturday from 9am – 4pm (usually extends to Tue & Wed in summer).
  • Location: (Map It) 205 Market Avenue South in Canton, Ohio
  • Phone: 330-452-0876
  • Web: www.nps.gov/fila

First Ladies National Historic Site is the home of the National First Ladies Library (NFLL), the only organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the lives and legacies of the First Ladies of the United States. The unique historic site incorporates on-site interpretation from NFLL and National Park Service staff and rotating exhibitions aimed at highlighting the First Ladies through artifacts.

Guests can learn about the unique influence first ladies had while in the White House and gain insight into these women’s personal lives and histories, creating an informative and educational experience.

The site consists of two properties in downtown Canton, Ohio – the home of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley and a small museum with exhibits and a film. First Ladies National Historic Site is essential for any American history buff who is interested in learning more about how the role of a first lady has evolved over time

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