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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 13 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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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Houston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We parked near the steps of the McKinley Monument. Then we walked up 108 steps and took photos along the way. We saw runners, and walkers going up the steps and walking around the circle in front of the monument. The monument is very tall and it was provided by private donations. Ohio provided the concrete, brick and most of... More

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Clinton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This museum, cared for by the local Starke County Historical Society has much more than just information on President William McKinley. There are displays of local and national history, as well as a planetarium. Also, a special exhibit of Charles Schultz Peanuts cartoons that had environmental themes was part of the exhibits during the time I visited.

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Seaford
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The McKinley Memorial is very stately and historic, and near the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. The McKinley Museum & Library itself is a bit of a hodgepodge of exhibits and galleries, but interesting nonetheless. It has information about, and memorabilia from, President McKinley and his wife, including a beautiful tiara of Mrs. McKinley's that was recently acquired from a... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

An extremely beautiful monument paid for a built by the local people in and Freemasons in Canton Ohio, sparing no expense to a loved man. The library if that's what you want to call it sits next to the monument and is a great disappointment. Their is a charge to enter the Library, but the monument is free since its... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

after leaving Hall of Fame, checked GPS for attractions and found this. Very educational. The library and museum made our trip to Canton worthwhile..Highly educational, and the museum was outstanding.

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The monument is quite impressive. The tour guide was excellent. Enjoyed all the history of Canton and President McKinley.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

On my journey this sure I'm hitting as many presidential things as I can, so I stopped by here. There is little (1 room) on McKinley and a couple of short films. But it's a lovely museum around the history of the county; a wonderful recreation of a town of the early 1900's - you can actually walk into the... More

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