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.

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. Reservations are not available at this time. Face coverings are required to tour the home.

The tour does require standing for long periods and moving from room to room. The Saxton House is accessible for wheelchairs.
 
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: August 3, 2021

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205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702-2107

Phone:

(330) 452-0876

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