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.

Features

More Than a Library

More Than a Library

First Ladies National Historic Site also features tours through the restored Victorian-era Saxton McKinley House.

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You've Got Questions?

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.

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First Lady Bios

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.

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In-Depth Online Resources

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.

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