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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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12:00 pm - 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 history...

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 November 30, 2015
Rockville, Maryland
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The Villages, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful monument that was well maintained. However, the library which is not sponsored like the Kennedy nor Regan has a few articles of the president and his family.

Thank Cmfjr
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was hoping for more history on President McKinley. I didn't realize that this library was part science center and hands on museum. It would have been a great place to take kids.

Thank Christine K
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not been there in years. Canton artifacts as well as others are here. A good place for a field trip. Also has a planetarium, gift shop, and other historical items from the Hoover Co.

Thank Cindy M
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a very fun place to take kids, but also lots to see and learn for adults as well. The children may gravitate to the down stairs (with dinosaurs and animals) and the planetarium, but don't let them miss the train display and many other great displays on the upper floor too. We also enjoy the special displays that... More 

Thank Diane B
Rockville, Maryland
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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 

Thank Lawrence P
Franklin, Tennessee
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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 

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Long Beach, California
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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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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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