Allow a knowledgable docent or park ranger to guide you through the former home of Ida and William McKinley. Through learning the story of this former first lady, you'll be able to understand the difficult and public position of first ladies.
Guided tours of the Saxton House leave from the Education Center at 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm. Tours have a capacity of twelve people per tour. Tickets are on a first come first serve basis.
The tour does require standing for long periods and moving from room to room. The Saxton House is accessible for wheelchairs. Group tours for 30 people or less are available on an extremely limited basis. Email fila_info@nps for available times.
Ida McKinley proved to be influential in her role as First Lady, despite frequent hardship and history's portrayal of her as an invalid.
Saxton-McKinley House History
Aside from being a beautiful Victorian building, the Saxton-McKinley House is the last remaining home with direct ties to the McKinleys.
Virtual Tour of the Saxton Home
Watch this virtual tour of the Saxton Home to learn more about Ida and her role as first lady, and to collect your virtual Passport stamp.
Last updated: February 3, 2023