About The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial

The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, operated and maintained by the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Association, is an excellent example of Greek Classic architecture. Designed by McKim, Mead and White and erected in two years, the memorial celebrated its dedication in 1917.  The site was chosen because William McKinley attended a one-room schoolhouse that once stood on the Memorial grounds. Worldwide contributions paid for the construction of the building. Marble for the memorial was quarried in Georgia and shipped by rail to Niles. The 232-foot by 136-foot monument is constructed with two lateral wings. One wing houses the McKinley Memorial Library and the other contains the McKinley Museum and an auditorium. The center Court of Honor is supported by 28 imposing columns and features a heroic statue of  William McKinley, sculpted  by John Massey-Rhind. Busts of  men instrumental in the development of the Mahoning Valley, politicians, industrialists and financiers line the Court of Honor, the auditorium and library. These bronze busts, mounted on  marble  pedestals, weigh between 800 and 1,100 pounds each.

Museum Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
Last self guided tour at 3:30pm

There is no admission fee to tour the museum.
Museum balconies and restrooms are not handicap accessible. First floor of auditorium is accessible.

Mailing Address:
National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Association
Attn: National McKinley Birthplace Museum
40 North Main Street
PO Box 121
Niles, Ohio 44446

GPS Address:
40 North Main Street
Niles, Ohio 44446

Phone: 330-652-4273
Our phone is answered Monday-Thursday from 9-4 pm. Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.

Email: nat.mckinley.birthplace.museum@aol.com

Museum Staff:
Samantha Basile, Curator of Collections
(Currently Hiring), Curatorial Assistant

Board of Trustees of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Association:
Glenn Griffiths
Fremont Camerino
David Snyder
Matthew Blair


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