National First Ladies' Library
First Ladies National Historic Site
Call or email for tour reservations:
Call or email for program reservations:
for large group/bus tours call or email
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.
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.
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 &
Research Library: Open by appointment only
Children under age 18
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
Free—by reservation ONLY
(see contact info below)
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.
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