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McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

800 McKinley Monument Drive Northwest, Canton, OH 44708
330-455-7043
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Canton
Type: History Museums
Owner description: The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is a family friendly history and science Museum dedicated to the history of the 25th President, William... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cherry Hill, NJ, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was a really shocked that the museum was not more extensive. Having visited other Presidential museums and libraries, I expected more. It was quaint, and maybe that is what they were going for. The staff was friendly, however I did not understand why the Presidential museum is really put into a Canton area museum. Focus was on the area... More

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Lakewood, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The McKinley Museum is not a world-league institution in terms of significance, polish or content. That said, I have had a great time. The highlight for me is the c. 1900 town. I am a complete sucker for anything like this, I have been to a number of them, and this may be the most fun I've experienced. It's a... More

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Linden
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went to the tomb of President McKinley and not to the library. It was a beautiful weather day and the grounds were absolutely stunning. It was a lot of steps up to the tomb, and when we got to the top, it turns out there is a way to park at the top and go to the tomb. We... More

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This museum was better than I thought it would be. It is full of Stark County history that I found very interesting. There is a street of shops that show what life was like in the 1880's. The McKinley gallery is small, but has many artifacts from his life. If you have children, there is a whole area just for... More

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Malta, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Canton Ohio has had its ups and downs. This neighborhood in the city is a little dreary, but the cemetery and the park are lovingly cared for. The Stark County Historical Society has maintained their building with local history, science, and much more, as well as overseeing the McKinley Presidential Library and the McKinley Monument. The monument is stunning because... More

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Byron, Michigan
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64 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

See his tomb, it is cool. Museum is more of a local history museum than anything Presidential. Small area for McKinley. Didn't bother us because we liked the other stuff that was there. Only wish the Planetarium had been open. Probably a good place to visit if you have kids and aren't all that interested in President McKinley.

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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A great place to go. We did it during the spring when it wasn't great weather outside. We had a blast, my son loved looking at all the old stuff and asked a ton of questions. Great field trip place.

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Oberlin, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised with the museum. The McKinley room is not that large, but the displays are informative. Thanks to the efforts of many local people a tiara owned by Ms McKinley was recently acquired from the Pawn Shop guys in Vegas. Interesting. Would be nice if they projected the video of the show when the tiara was sold... More

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Upper Arlington, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I had read many of the reviews when planning my trip to Canton. I didn't expect to spend much time at the museum since many people wrote the McKinley museum is really only one room of the Stark County Museum. However, my Mom and I had a great time. We happened to arrive at the museum just before a Planetarium... More

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Bellevue, Iowa
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46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Outstanding place to enjoy. The 25th President was sadly taken from us way to early by an assasin. The monument was unique and a bit to get to the tomb. Approx 104 steps to reach the final resting place and makes for good exercise for sure. The library was also a nice place to take in. Allow for at least... More

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