The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

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A Walk with The President/The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library
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The McKinley Presidential Library includes the McKinley National Memorial, the final resting place of the President and his family, and a modern museum building. Inside you will find the McKinley Gallery, Street of Shops, Stark County Story, Keller Gallery, Discover World, Ramsayer Research Library, and the Hoover-Price Planetarium.

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is unlike any other presidential library you will visit!

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President McKinley was very interested in science and modern technology. In 1901 he visited the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, to view the most up-to-date innovations from America’s greatest thinkers. While shaking hands at the Temple of Music on September 6, he was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. He died eight days later. Today we honor McKinley’s interest in science through Discover World, our hands-on science center, where children and adults alike can learn more about the same topics that once inspired our 25th President. McKinley loved learning. His Presidential Library & Museum is committed to educating our visitors about his legacy in the McKinley Gallery, the community that created a president in The Stark County Story and the Street of Shops, and the wonders of the cosmos in the Hoover-Price Planetarium. Our hours are Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

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Tickets to a show in the Hoover-Price Planetarium are included with your admission. Children must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by an adult to attend a show. Planetarium shows are offered on Saturdays at 1:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Daily shows are offered between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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