• Saxton House at First Ladies National Historic Site

    First Ladies

    National Historic Site Ohio

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  • Site Temporary Closed During Pro-Football HOF Enshrinement Activities

    Please note that the site will be closed all day on Sunday, July 17th and open at noon on Sunday, July August 1st. These temporary closures will ensure visitor safety during local Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement festival activities. Thank you.

Honoring the First Ladies

Two properties, the home of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley and the seven story 1895 City Bank Building, are preserved at this site, which honors the lives and accomplishment of our nation's First Ladies. The site is managed by the National Park Service and operated by the National First Ladies Library.

Did You Know?

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-68175 DLC

When British troops burned the White House in 1814, Dolley Madison fled taking with her state papers, pieces of silver and a full length portrait of George Washington. The Madisons would never live in the White House again but were committed to rebuilding it as a symbol of the republic.