Visiting the National First Ladies' Library/First Ladies' National Historic Site

Call or email for tour reservations:
330-452-0876 x320
mrhodes@firstladies.org
or
tours@firstladies.org

Call or email for program reservations:
330-452-0876 x307
programs@firstladies.org

The First Ladies' National Historic Site, operated and managed by the National First Ladies' Library, is housed in two buildings.   One is the Ida Saxton McKinley Historic Home and the other building, just a block north, is the Education & Research Center where the museum is housed. BOTH buildings are handicapped accessible.

NO PHOTOS OR VIDEOS are permitted to be taken in the Research & Education building.

Guided Tours: Tour both the Education & Research Center and the Saxton McKinley House for 1 admission price.  Tours begin at the Education & Research Center.

Reservations are highly recommended as tour size is limited. Reservations are REQUIRED for groups of 6 or more. Please call or email to reserve in advance.

Tour Hours


Monday:
CLOSED, no tours, gift shop open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Saturday 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.  Reservations required for groups of 6 or more only, recommended for all others.

We are CLOSED ON: New Year's Eve & New Year's Day; President's Day; Memorial Day; July 4; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
Research Library: Open by appointment only

Admission

Adults   $7.00
Seniors   $6.00
Children under age 18   $5.00
National Park Passes   National Park Passes Entrance to the Education and Research Center Exhibits is free of charge; Tours of the Saxton McKinley House are $4
School Programs   Free—by reservation ONLY
(see contact info below)

Parking

Gated parking is available free of charge, code given upon reservation.   Bus parking also available free of charge.

Directions to the First Ladies' Historic Site/National First Ladies' Library:

Saxton McKinley House 331 S. Market Ave. Canton, Ohio 44702
Education and Research Center 205 S. Market Ave. Canton, Ohio 44702

 

From the South:

From the Marietta/New Philadelphia Area

Follow I-77 North to the Downtown/Tuscarawas Exit. Turn right onto Tuscarawas and travel to Central Plaza South/ Market Avenue South. Turn right onto Central Plaza S/ Market Street S. Travel through two lights, our gated parking lot is immediately after 2nd light on the right side. Press the intercom buttom for the gate code.

From the North:

From the Cleveland Area

Follow I-77 South to Exit 105/Tuscarawas/Downtown. Turn left onto Tuscarawas Street. Go through eight traffic lights to Central Plaza S/ Market Ave., turn right. Go through two lights,our gated parking lot is immediately after 2nd light on the right side. Press intercom button for the gate code.

From the West:

From the Wooster/Columbus Area

Take I-71 North to 30 East. Exit at Downtown/Cherry Ave. Turn right off exit ramp travel to Second Street. Turn left onto Second Street SE and travel to Market Ave. Turn left onto Market Ave. S and travel 1 block. Just past light at Third Street SW is our gated parking lot on the right. Press the intercom button for the gate code.

From the East:

From the Youngstown/Canfield Area

Take I-76 to I-77 South. Follow I-77 South to Exit 105/Tuscarawas/Downtown. Turn left onto Tuscarawas Street. Go through eight traffic lights to Central Plaza S./ Market Avenue S, turn right. Go through two lights,our gated parking lot is immediately after 2nd light on the right side. Press the intercom button for the gate code.