"...the hardest unpaid job..." Pat Nixon

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.

Former first ladies Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Ford, Reagan, and Bush.

Plan Your Visit

Learn more about our summer hours and tours.

Portraits of Martha Washington, Helen Taft, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosalynn Carter, and Hillary Clinton

Biographies of America's First Ladies

From birth to White House and beyond, you’ll find detailed historical accounts of all of our first ladies.

Michelle Obama answers kids questions.

Fun Facts About the First Ladies

Favorite drinks. Inaugural gowns. Social advocacy. Answers to a variety of questions have been provided by historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony.

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.

Ida McKinley in inaugural gown

History and Culture

Learn more about the lives and legacies of the first ladies, the historic buildings at the park site, and our museum/archival collection.

Last updated: October 24, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

By Mail: National First Ladies Library 205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702-2107


(330) 452-0876

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