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Presidential History

National First Ladies’ Library (photo)

The National First Ladies' Library holdings are a national archive devoted to the First Ladies and other notable women in U.S. history. The venue includes two buildings: the Saxton-McKinley home houses the museum and is where President McKinley lived with his wife, Ida, while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives; the Education and Research Center building includes a 91-seat theater for films and live presentations. Open Tues.-Sat., 9am-4pm. Scheduled tours are recommended. 205 South Market Avenue, Canton; 330.452.0876 

William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum

Our 25th president was a native of Niles, Ohio, about an hour from The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Exhibits include Discover World, Hoover Price Planetarium, Keller Gallery, McKinley Gallery, Stark County Story, and Street of Shops. The McKinley National Memorial—the burial site of President William McKinley and his family—is also on the museum grounds. Open Mon.-Sat., 9am-4pm; Sundays, Noon-4pm. 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton 44708; 330.455.704