National First Ladies Library & Museum

Admission to the National First Ladies Library & Museum in Canton is $7.00/adult, $6.00/senior and $5.00/child under age 18.

  • Open 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m., plus Sundays in June, July & August at 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday, CLOSED Monday
  • Location: 331 S. Market Ave. in Canton, Ohio
  • Phone: 330-452-0876
  • Web: http://www.firstladies.org/

The National First Ladies Library in Canton is the only museum of its kind and commemorates and showcases the history of First Ladies in America. As a United States National Historic Site, the site features two buildings: the Ida Saxton McKinley Historic Home and the Education & Research Center, which are a block apart. The Ida Saxton McKinley Historic Home was the former home of the wife of U.S. President William McKinley, Ida McKinley, who was also the founder of the National First Ladies Library. The home offers tours of the building that feature history on President McKinley and his wife, pictures other former First Ladies and Victorian Era decorations. In the Education & Research Center, the first floor features a theater for movies and presentation, various exhibits, and a small library room with a collection of books that replicates First Lady Abigail Fillmore’s collection for the first White House Library. And the second floor features the main National First Ladies Library that aims at providing unique and historical information to the  public.