McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Canton: Hours, Address, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum Reviews: 4/5

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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rockcole
Doylestown, PA537 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The view from the top of the monument is worth it. The interior is only open in season.

The library is in an adjacent building. The volunteers and the historical society do a nice job. There is not much there to see. One large room with the president’s furniture.
Written December 16, 2021
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MicciPueblo
Pueblo, CO111 contributions
Oct 2021
Very well done. Canton should be very proud to have such a fine facility. Interesting exhibits, interesting for all age groups.
Written October 18, 2021
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Karinmch
Fredericksburg, VA152 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Museum has a small section devoted to the presidency. Monument is impressive and worth walking up the steps if able. Otherwise ask at the museum office window for a passcode to drive up to the back of the monument.
Written October 8, 2021
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AndreaUbok
Florida2,678 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We spent about an hour here, admission was $10. We skipped all of the things not related to Pres. McKinley but we did enjoy the recreated 100 yrs town. We followed the hoof marks past the saloon, shops, dentist, toy shop, pharmacy, train station….

We saw McKinley’s bed, desk, documents, clock …. We climbed u the hill to his tomb. There was a short film about McKinley’s life that we skipped.
Written September 25, 2021
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Cherry_Wonderdog
New England2,747 contributions
Aug 2021
If this was a presidential library and presidential museum, then I’m a guinea pig critic. I never even saw a book during our visit, although the president’s rocking chair -- next to an absurd, life-sized “talking” display of the President and first lady sharing intimate concerns about running for office -- was mighty impressive.

Seriously though, someone should rename this weird place “The McKinley Presidential Tomb and Museum of Miscellaneous Things”. In truth, the museum had next to nothing to do with President McKinley. On the ground floor, there was a small collection of dinosaur paraphernalia -- footprints, recreated artifacts (lame), and at least one full-scale skeleton of an extinct mammal from millions of years AFTER dinosaurs had vanished. There were snakes, and rodents, and beehives, and even a display to show the power of a vacuum cleaner. Oh, am I sounding random? You’re starting to get the picture.

There was an old phone booth, a rotary dial telephone (really museum-worthy?), a fire engine pole to slide down, and, of course, one of the most impressive salt shaker displays you’ll ever see …. in a presidential library. There was even a planetarium ticket included in the entrance fee (a mere $10, presumably to ensure adequate nutrition to the presidential reptiles, not including a whopping $1 senior discount), but we elected not to stick around for the show. Instead, we ventured outside in the heat and ran up the 104 steps to the impressive monument encompassing the tomb of President McKinley. That didn’t cost a penny, and its stunning setting and view were worth much more than the dreadfully poor excuse of a paid attraction dedicated to our 25th president.
Written September 10, 2021
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DougP39
Greenville, SC91 contributions
Jul 2021
Not much there. This is a local museum/monument with only a small amount of information about McKinley. Interesting to see nevertheless. The monument is at the top of 104 steps, a bit much for me as well as the alternative. If you are in the area, worth a short stop.
Written July 17, 2021
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KPPP4872
Columbus, OH122 contributions
Jul 2021
Admission is charged but reasonable for adults. They should have a break on children though. Taking 2 or more kids would be a pricy visit especially if the kids aren't really into museums. This is a private non profit not a NPS government museum.
Written July 12, 2021
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boggie_7
Troy, OH120 contributions
Jul 2021
a great stop to lean about our 25 th president .. Great stop for kids 4th grade up and adult will also enjoy this museum
Written July 3, 2021
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krogersku
Johnston, IA486 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
This stop was a little disappointing. The museum on site has very little information about President McKinley. The memorial itself is gorgeous. It is definitely worth stopping to see. I believe you could visit the memorial without visiting the museum. The McKinley memorial really should be a solemn place. I was disappointed to see people using the steps of the memorial as their own personal workout facility. I left here a little perplexed and puzzled.
Written June 11, 2021
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biggestofdaves
Fitchburg MA34 contributions
Oct 2020
We had a wonderful time visiting this museum. Given that it's funded solely by the local historical society, I was surprised with the quality of the exhibits. Excellent displays of old-time commercial businesses, interesting history about the area, and some interesting scientific displays on the lower level. The mammal exhibits were closed, and some individual activities were closed or restricted, but most of the museum's exhibits were open. My wife and I had a great time, and our 4 year old nephew was adequately entertained as well.

The memorial itself is interesting. A lot of stairs to climb, and a nice view from on top, but the chief interest for me was the museum. Kudos to whoever is running that place.
Written October 31, 2020
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McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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