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McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

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Address: 800 McKinley Monument Drive Northwest, Canton, OH 44708
Phone Number: 330-455-7043
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is a family friendly...

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is a family friendly history and science Museum dedicated to the history of the 25th President, William McKinley and to the history of Stark County. The McKinley National Memorial is also on the grounds of the Museum.

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Small but fascinating museum

Even if you have little knowledge or interest in President McKinley, this is a great little museum to spend with the family for a two or three hours. We went with a teenager... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even if you have little knowledge or interest in President McKinley, this is a great little museum to spend with the family for a two or three hours. We went with a teenager, three adults, and three small children (ages 1, 3, and 5). There was plenty to do. There is a room dedicated to President McKinley, which was interesting... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not get to visit the presidential library for I got there 45 minutes to closing time. However, I did get to see the inside of the domed circular structure where the 25th President of the US, William McKinley, and his wife are entombed. The memorial tomb is located on top of a hill and is an imposing sight... More 

Thank ExplorerOne
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only visited the tomb as it was nearly closing time and they charge for the museum. We took the time to read the items on the wall of the tomb and items around the outside overlooking a nice park. Area is good for long walks, picnics, children's facilities nearby and the garden center run by the Master Gardeners is... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Totally agree with review that called this a big waste of time in regard to the museum. It basically is your average county museum for field trips and such with one room devoted to McKinley. The automatronic president and wife was nice touch but loudly squeaked from either age or lack of use. See the tomb and skip this unless... More 

Thank vincenzopwd
Long Beach, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The Tomb was the best part of the visit. It is in a dome shaped building at the top of many steps. The museum is in a modern not unusual building. The museum has a lot of interesting things that have nothing to do with President McKinley.

Thank Steven C
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144 reviews
82 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I grew up outside of Buffalo in an area where there was a McKinley Mall, a McKinley Parkway & any number of other things named after the slain former President. Having recently visited Washington DC & the numerous monuments of the National Mall, I suppose I should have been prepared for it this, as after all, who is it that... More 

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Quinlan, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Nice place. Interesting presidential library and museum. A little hard to get to. Just go toward the tower.

Thank Sylvia L
Pittsburgh, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

There's good variety here; first and foremost you can learn about a president that many know little about--however, I wish there was more devoted to McKinley, especially since this place is named for him! This is why I'm only giving it three stars. Then there's the local history; even if you're not from the area, it will provide you with... More 

Thank 76desert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My husband and I visited the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum with our sons, ages 6 and 9, in July 2015. We were on vacation in the Canton area, so I was trying to find activities and attractions that would be enjoyable to all of us. This one did not disappoint. I had researched the museum online ahead of time... More 

Thank PutnamCountyMom
Washington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

First the memorial is imposing and very nice. Oddly it has become an exercise venue for joggers and the like who do laps up the 98 steps. The biography of William McKinley is interest. I did not know about him. He was a very accomplished man. Unfortunately assassinated in Buffalo NY. The museum is really a misnomer. Only one room... More 

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