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National McKinley Birthplace Memorial & Museum

This memorial and library honors the 25th US President, William F McKinley, who was born and raised in Niles, Ohio.

His memorial is a classic example of Greek architecture and was built with Georgian marble and has two lateral wings. A statue of the former president graces the center of the "Court of Honor" and the museum contains artifacts of McKinley's life and presidency.

He was the only president from the Civil War era who entered the Union Army as an enlisted man and was the first presidential candidate to use campaign buttons and memorabilia and the telephone to increase electoral appeal when campaigning.

Last scheduled tour of the museum is 3:30 pm.

40 North Main Street

Niles, Ohio 44446

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Local Number: (330) 652-1704

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Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Special Hours: Other times by special arrangement


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National McKinley Birthplace Memorial

This memorial, which was dedicated in 1917, is an excellent example of Greek Classic architecture

DiscoverOhio Itineraries

  • One State, Eight Presidents
    by Discover Ohio

    In the 50 years before the roaring 1920s, 10 men were elected President, eight hailed from Ohio--giving the state its nickname, "Mother of Presidents." From Civil War hero Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to Warren G. Harding, the list of Ohio presidents includes some of the most influential leaders in history.

    Whether you’re a history buff or just patriotic, you can embark on a multi-day journey visiting monuments and paying tribute to the nation’s former leaders.

    On Day One, visit the home of President Garfield and the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, a 232-foot by 136-foot marble memorial. Don’t forget to stop by the National First Ladies’ Library.

    On Day Two, travel to the Hayes Presidential Center, which includes a museum, as well as the Hayes Tomb. Then venture to the Warren Harding Memorial.

    Day Three takes off at the National Air Force Museum. Check out the retired “Air Force One” that carried President Kennedy’s body to Washington, D.C.

    On Day Four, travel to the Cincinnati-area to visit the birthplace and boyhood homes of Presidents William Howard Taft and Ulysses S. Grant.

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