"...a position where I can do the most good..." Eleanor Roosevelt

First Ladies National Historic Site consists of two properties in downtown Canton, Ohio - the home of First Lady Ida Saxton-McKinley and a small visitor center with an exhibit and film. Come learn about how the position of First Lady has evolved over time to include a public role.

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National Park Service and Coronavirus

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Junior Ranger

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Ida McKinley in inaugural gown

History and Culture

Learn more about the lives and legacies of the first ladies, the historic buildings at the park site, and our museum/archival collection.

Eleanor Roosevelt addressing the troops

Who is a First Lady?

Explore how the position of First Lady has been defined and developed over time.

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?

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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.

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Last updated: July 30, 2020

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Mailing Address:

205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702-2107

Phone:

(330) 452-0876

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