First Ladies National Historic Site Visitor Center:
Parking: There is limited free parking available in a gated lot south of the visitor center on Market Avenue and behind the Ida Saxton McKinley house.
Entrance: Front doors to visitor center open outwards. The doors open automatically after being pulled.
Stairs: There are 9 steps from the street into the visitor center. There is a lift available for people who need it.
Restrooms:There is a non-gendered wheelchair accessible restroom on the first and basement level.
Picnic tables provided in the courtyard and near the parking lot.
No pay phones
Exhibits: Artifacts on display in glass cases, visually and physically available from a wheelchair.
Ida McKinley House:
Entrance: The tour guide will lead the group through the side door. There is a ramp from the parking lot to the door.
Elevator: Every floor is accessible by elevator.
The tour does involve moving from room to room for about an hour.
Winters in Ohio tend to be cold with snow and ice from December toApril. Summers in Ohio can be hot and humid and reach over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a 400 ft walk between the visitor center and Ida McKinley home; visitors are advised to check weather conditions prior to their visit.
If you don't understand something you've read or need more clarification please call the site at (330) 452-0876.