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McKinley Death Rock

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Buffalo History

Took a short trip to the place where President McKinley was fatally shot. It's out of the way so... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Peter G
Buffalo, NY
A small memorial to a significant event

President McKinley was assassinated while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
John B
Toronto, Canada
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Jul 6, 2018
“Buffalo History”
Oct 7, 2017
“A small memorial to a significant event”
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Took a short trip to the place where President McKinley was fatally shot. It's out of the way so unless you're nearby it's not a "must see" attraction. Basically it's a large rock with a plaque marking the exact spot where the president was shot...More

2  Thank Peter G
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Poor William McKinley is like the Rodney Dangerfield of presidents: he gets no respect. Where he died is a parking lot. His VP gets the National Park treatment. McKinley gets a rock and it's not even that big. Maybe if McKinley was from NY the...More

3  Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed October 7, 2017

President McKinley was assassinated while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901. He was shot at the Music Temple building and passed away eight days later. It was this event that brought Teddy Roosevelt into the President's office and his legacy is considered to...More

3  Thank John B
Reviewed June 24, 2017

I would not go out of my way to see this but it you are not too far away, its easy to find. President McKinley was standing here when an assassin shot him at the Pan American Exposition in 1901.

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Reviewed June 24, 2017

I couldn't believe this was considered a Buffalo attraction and visited mostly because it seemed so obscure. William McKinley was president of the United States from 1897 to 1901. We fought the Spanish American war (thus taking the Spanish out of Cuba and the Philippines)...More

1  Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I live the next street over this is just a small boulder on the median in the middle of the street with a small plaque that indicates where president McKinley was shot during the pan american expo.

2  Thank Russell G
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The small memorial rock indicates the location where President McKinley was Assassinated at the Pan American Exposition in 1901. The plaque is located in the median strip on a street in a beautiful neighborhood. We had visited McKinley's tomb in Canton Ohio, and made the...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2016

so we say, "McKinley Fell Here" and the easy response is, "I'll bet, darn near tripped over it myself!"... a rock marks the spot where, during the 1900 Pan-Am Exhibit, Leon Czolgosz, a great name for Scrabble (r), shot President McKinley, leading to the soon-after...More

Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Saw this on Trip Advisor and talked my sister into a visit on a recent vacation to Niagara Falls. I figured that while we were in the area we might as well stop and see a piece of history. Right in the middle of a...More

2  Thank Jessica Z
Reviewed March 3, 2015

Perhaps you’ve already seen Ford’s Theater in Washington and Dallas’ Dealey Plaza. Now consider visiting another of America’s Presidential assassination sites: the McKinley death rock in Buffalo, New York. The computer-printer-sized rock is in the median of a quiet street in Buffalo’s north end. The...More

4  Thank David K
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