Saxton House Tours

Foyer of the Saxton House
Entering the Saxton Home takes you back in time to the 19th century.

NPS Photo

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 most First Ladies have found themselves in.

Guided Tours of the Saxton House leave from the Education Center at the top of every hour begining at 10:00am. The last tour leaves at 3:00pm. Tours are about 45 minutes in length.

All three floors of the Saxton House are accesible by elevator. The tour does require standing for long periods and moving from room to room.

Portrait of Ida McKinley holding fan

Ida McKinley

Ida McKinley proved to be influential in her role as First Lady, despite frequent hardship and history's portrayal of her as an invalid.

Portraits of Abigail Adams, Mary Lincoln, Edith Wilson, Mamie Eisenhower, and Barbara Bush

First Ladies of the United States

Over 47 women have held the role of First Lady as of 2017. Who are they?

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.

Last updated: March 4, 2020

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