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.
More Than a Library
First Ladies National Historic Site also features tours through the restored Victorian-era Saxton McKinley House.Read More
You've Got Questions? We've Got Answers!
Favorite drinks. Inaugural gowns. Social advocacy. Answers to questions ranging from popular to unique have been provided by historian Carl Anthony.Read More
From Washington to Obama: First Lady Bios
From birth to White House and beyond, you’ll find detailed historical accounts of all of our First Ladies.Read More
In-Depth Online Resources
An NPS partner, National First Ladies Library has compiled an unparalleled collection of information on the lives and times of the First Ladies.Read More
Did You Know?
Elizabeth Monroe was a British subject and daughter of a British army officer? Her father, Lawrence Korthright, was an army captain during the American Revolution and remained loyal to the King. He was a wealthy Tory merchant who saw most of his fortune confiscated during the Revolution.