• 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.

Plan Your Visit

Begin your visit to First Ladies National Historic Site with an orientation in the Education and Research Center (ERC), located in the 1895 City National Bank Building. Explore exhibits located on the first floor of the ERC or watch a movie in the 91-seat Victorian theatre located in the building's lower level. The site's research library occupies much of the remaining ERC space and is available by scheduled arrangement only.

Continue your visit by joining a costumed docent for a tour of Ida Saxton McKinley's restored Victorian home.

Did You Know?

View of Oil Painting of Elizabeth

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.