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 knowledgeable guide to take you through the former home of Ida and William McKinley. Through this tour, you'll not only learn the story of this former first lady, but also understand the difficult public position put upon many of our nation's first ladies.

Please begin your visit at the visitor center at 205 Market Avenue South. Guided tours leave from the visitor center at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, and 2:00 pm. Tours have a capacity of 15 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, chairs are available throughout the home. The Saxton House is accessible for wheelchairs, and are available at the site. Assisted listening and hearing loop devices are also available.


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. e-mail us for available times.

For charter bus tours or curator lead exhibit tours, please reach out to our park partner National First Ladies Library and Museum.

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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.

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.

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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: April 17, 2024

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205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702-2107


(330) 452-0876

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