Saxton House Tours

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

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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.

Please begin your visit at the Education Center at 205 Market Avenue South. Guided tours leave from the Education Center at 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm. Tours have a capacity of 12 people per tour. Tickets are on a first come first serve basis.

NOTE: The tours do require standing for long periods and moving from room to room. The Saxton House is accessible for wheelchairs.

Tour Costs:

Adults: $7
Seniors: $6
Children under age 18: $5
America the Beautiful Passholders: $4
Every Kid Outdoors, Military, and Access Passholders along with children under the age of 2 are all admitted free.

Group tours for 30 people or less are available on an extremely limited basis. Email fila_info@nps for available times.

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.

Saxton-McKinley House History
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.

external shot of Saxton home taken as a screenshot from the video tour
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: May 16, 2023

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Mailing Address:

205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702-2107


(330) 452-0876

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