• Front Porch of the Garfield Home - site of 1880 presidential campaign

    James A Garfield

    National Historic Site Ohio

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • Garfield Home is Closed in September; Visitor Center and Grounds Remain Open

    The Garfield Home is closed from September 2 through March, 2015 for the installation of a new geothermal heating and air conditioning system. The Visitor Center and Grounds will remain open during this time; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. More »

  • Behind the Scenes, Behind the Ropes, Civil War Tour Suspended

    Due to the house closure, the Behind the Scenes, Behind the Ropes, and the Civil War tour will be suspended until April, 2015. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you in the spring!

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was America's most famous writer of the macabre, and several of his works were among the personal collection of James A. Garfield. Visit for special performances of several Poe stories and poems by David Keltz, America's foremost Poe living historian! Performances are Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 with two performances each night : 6:00p.m. and 7:30p.m. Tickets are $15 per person, per performance. Must be 16 years or older to attend. Space is limited and reservations are required. Tickets must be purchased in person - we are unable to take payment over the phone. Please call 440-255-8722 to reserve your spot!

Please note the Garfield Home will not be open for tours during these performances.

  • Friday, October 24:
    • 6:00p.m. - The Raven and Hop Frog
    • 7:30p.m. - The Raven and Tell Tale Heart
  • Saturday, October 25
    • 6:00p.m. - The Raven and Hop Frog
    • 7:30p.m. - The Raven and Tell Tale Heart

Did You Know?

Garfield Inauguration. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-20851 DLC

James A. Garfield's mother was the first Presidential Mother to attend her son's inauguration. Outgoing President Hayes even gave her his seat.