• 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.

Support Your Park

The First Ladies National Historic Site and National First Ladies' Library (NFLL) is looking for motivated individuals to join our volunteer program.

Our volunteers are the face of NFLL, providing visitors with tours on the achievements of our nation's First Ladies, and the life of Ohio First Lady, Ida Saxton McKinley. Volunteer opportunities also include assisting with special events and programs that are held throughout the year. Volunteers are also enrolled in the Volunteer in Parks program, a national program sponsored by our partner the National Park Service.

Our site has something to offer people of all ages and from different backgrounds. If you are interested in learning more about what our volunteers do, or if you want to become a volunteer, please contact Megan McQuillen, Volunteer Coordinator, at 330-452-0876 ext. 313 or by email at mmcquillen@firstladies.org.

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.