"...a position where I can do the most good..." Eleanor Roosevelt

First Ladies National Historic Site consists of two properties in downtown Canton, Ohio - the home of First Lady Ida Saxton-McKinley and a small visitor center with an exhibit and film. Come learn about how the position of First Lady has evolved over time to include a public role.


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The outside of the Saxton House.

Operating Hours and Seasons

First Ladies NHS is open seasonally.

Education has been a cause of many First Ladies.

Field Trips

Bring your school group to learn about the uniquely American role of the First Lady.

Edith Wilson in her electric car


Parking at First Ladies NHS is located one block south of the visitor center.

Volunteer leading a tour

Get Involved

Find out how you can become a volunteer and help share the legacies of the first ladies.

Barbara Bush in a golf cart.


Make your way to the education center to begin your visit.

Michelle Obama hugs Girl Scouts.

Girl Scout Programs

Girl Scouts have a long connection to First Ladies and we celebrate that here by helping visiting troops earn patches.

The formal parlor where the Saxtons and McKinleys would greet guest.

Tour the Saxton House

The formal parlor where the Saxtons and McKinleys would greet guest.

Last updated: March 14, 2020

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Mailing Address:

205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702-2107


(330) 452-0876

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