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National First Ladies Library

205 Market Ave. S, Canton, OH 44702
330-452-0876
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Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Canton
Type: Libraries, Historic Sites
Owner description: The house once shared by President and Mrs. McKinley has been restored and is now the home of a library dedicated to the history of America's first... more » Owner description: The house once shared by President and Mrs. McKinley has been restored and is now the home of a library dedicated to the history of America's first ladies. « less
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Well the home is simplistic , it raises thoughts of what it might have been like to live in days gone past. Needs more info on First Ladies...I really enjoyed their portraits with the info descriptions

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The first Ladies library has some interest to it. What matters is the buildings they occupy. The 1895 bank building is one of those old, gorgeous banks, but the Saxton house down the street is the real story here. A great story of a house on the edge of destruction that was rescued by some pretty terrific effort on the... More

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Alliance, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

For my wife's birthday we spent a couple of days visiting four Canton museums. To say the least, the "welcome" we received at the bank building somewhat poisoned the rest of the visit. The staff member, who was somewhat inappropriately dressed in a sleeveless top seemed to blame for the fact that we arrived at 10am, a half hour before... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The National First Ladies Library was our destination so we were a bit under-whelmed. They didn't have as much on display as one would expect for a "National" museum. One positive was free admission as it was National Museum day. They had an interesting and entertaining film depicting Nancy Regan when she appeared on a tv show.

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NewYork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Well worth the visit. Excellent clips on many of the First Ladies including Jackie Kennedy and her tour of the White House. Lady Bird Johnson, Nancy Regan, etc. Replicas of the many gowns of many first ladies. Beautiful building and great tour guides. Highly recommend if in the downtown Canton area.

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Richland, Washington
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Really enjoyed my visit to the National First Ladies' Library/First Ladies' National Historic Site. the tour guides were very nice and very knowledgeable. Lots of beautiful things to see and lots to learn. I plan on going home and reading more about the First Ladies of our Presidents.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We visited the National First Ladies Library Education and Research Center and thoroughly enjoyed that it was housed in the old National City Bank. The site was great to see and the contents were very interesting. We began the tour viewing television or film clips of several of the recent First Ladies. That really was stepping back in history--our history,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My friend was visiting from Boston and decided to do something different. Found this place while looking at historical sites in Ohio. We did enjoy our tour, we were lucky and were the only people there for this tour. The old National city bank is the start of the tour where the actual visitors center is located then continuing on... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We planned this event when my sisters and I met for Girls' Day Out. I was very impressed. A smaller size museum, but with loads of information about all of the U.S. Presidents' wives. Site features the former home of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley. William and Ida lived there during the 12 years he served in Congress. Home is... More

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Vernon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This historic site has two parts. First is the library and visitor center. You have the chance to watch several short films about the first ladies in general, and then also about several recent first ladies. You then can tour the visitor center which have educational displays, and a knowledable staff to answer questions. Then, at a set time you... More

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