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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 13 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We wanted to check this and the accompanying museum down the street, but 1) they want $15 for entry and 2) you must commit to a guided tour of 45 minutes and 3) they do not allow self-guided tours. What is remarkable is the hateful rudeness of the obese white-hairs who "staff" the locations. Awful and terrible people with a... More

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Orangeburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

this place is beautiful!walking in you feel so glad to be there feeling it's décor is stunning with watercolor paintings and other beautiful artistry.

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Tallahassee
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Enjoyed the movie with experiences from the female side. The artifacts were good. The house and was very nice. The tour guide was excellent.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The home associated with this museum was occupied by Ida Mckinley before her marriage to William and, eventually by the couple for a time. It is particularly interesting. We enjoyed the videotape presentations and the inaugural gowns. There is still work to be done to make this museum first class, but we were happy that we visited. They have a... More

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Lakewood, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

First you watch a video loop which is informative, then you enter an elevator to go down stairs where you can look at a display cabinet that the employees made of who inspires them which I had no interest in, After that you go outside and up a set of stairs. Why not just have us go out the way... More

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Springboro, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

An interesting visit. Has a video and several exhibits relative to the many first ladies of the land.

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Naperville, Illinois
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157 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a very nice visit to the library (unfortunately the air conditioning was out in the house so we didn't get to visit). The staff was very helpful and answered all of our questions. There is a video to watch and then a nice exhibition of some First Lady memorabilia. A very nice stop and addition to the town.

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Canton
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a wonderful old house turned into a Museum for our countries First Ladies. Very informative and interesting

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Shiloh, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were so impressed with the architecture of both buildings included in this tour. Our guides were personable and interesting. The period dress was a wonderful touch! These volunteers are to be commended for their knowledge and dedication. The Saxon House is handicap accessible and the gift shop had lots of little treasures. This tour is a must for presidential... More

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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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