Bring history to life for your students with a trip to the National First Ladies Library & Museum. Suitable for public school, private school, and home school, our educational programs and exhibits are designed for diverse age groups and are created to stimulate curiosity and critical thinking.

Proudly affiliated with Twinkl, we seamlessly integrate their educational resources to enhance the learning experience for all students. With prominent themes such as leadership and the empowerment of women, a museum field trip is sure to be an informative experience not only for students but for chaperones as well.

History isn’t just about looking back on the past. It’s about teaching the current generation and inspiring them through the triumphs and accomplishments of the past in order to shape the next wave of leaders in our country. There’s no better way to invest in our future than to educate, and a museum field trip to teach about our nation’s great First Ladies serves just that purpose.

National First Ladies Library and Museum Field Trips

Summer Hours

(May 1—October 31)

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Wednesday: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Thursday: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Friday: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Saturday: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Sunday: Closed

Off-Season Hours

(September 1—April 30)

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Friday: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Saturday: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Sunday: Closed



Invite your school group – or any group – to visit the National First Ladies Library & Museum, as well as the historic Saxton-McKinley House, and immerse them in the rich history of our nation’s women and leaders. School group reservations include designated bus parking and can comfortably seat up to 50 people.

Bus tours must be arranged and reserved at least three weeks in advance. Tour options may vary depending on the size of your group. Please inform us of any additional accommodations you may require at the time of scheduling your tour, and we will work to meet your needs to the best of our abilities.

To request a bus reservation or schedule a tour, reach out to our Director of Education at 440-717-3753 or email.



A non-refundable deposit of $50 must be made at least two weeks prior to your scheduled tour and will be credited to your tour balance. Your balance must be paid at the start of your scheduled tour reservation time.

In the event that you need to cancel or reschedule your reserved tour time, notify the Director of Education as soon as possible. If your cancellation or rescheduling request is received at least 48 hours prior to your reserved tour time, you will be able to reschedule your tour.

If you are not able to arrive on time, contact the Director of Education as soon as possible. Tour guide availability is not guaranteed prior to scheduled tour reservation time. Any groups not present and accounted for 15 minutes or longer past their scheduled tour reservation time will forfeit their tour reservation and fees. 

Please silence all phones and electronics prior to your tour. Smoking, food, drinks, and flash photography are not permitted in exhibits or historical buildings. Non-flash photography is permitted for personal use. Any photography to be used for commercial use must be approved by CEO and Executive Director, Patty Dowd Schmitz. Please call 440-717-3753 or email.

Read more about our group tour times and offerings here.

Whether you plan to arrive via bus or car, review our available parking here.


Introduce your students to the history of our nation’s most powerful women. To schedule a specialized museum field trip, reserve a charter bus, or ask any additional questions, call our Director of Education, Stephanie Bohnak, at 440-717-3753 or email.

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First Ladies as Teachers, Educators, and Librarians.

The right to an education is a foundational principle of America’s history, and many First Ladies have taken up this cause. We celebrate National First Ladies Day by kicking off this featured exhibit, presented by Huntington Bank.