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

    James A Garfield

    National Historic Site Ohio

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  • Please observe changing seasonal hours

    November 1 through April 30, the site is open 10-5 Fridays and Saturdays. We accept reservations for schools and other organized groups for tours during the week.

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 Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24 with two performances each night : 6:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. The evening includes open house tours of the Garfield home and light refreshments. 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!

  • Wednesday, October 23:
    • 6:00p.m. - The Raven and Some Words with a Mummy
    • 8:00p.m. - The Raven and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
  • Thursday, October 24
    • 6:00p.m. - The Raven and Some Words with a Mummy
    • 8:00p.m. - The Raven and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

Did You Know?

Garfield Profile, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-209 DLC

In addition to being the only President to ascend to the Presidency directly from the House of Representatives, James A. Garfield is the only President to be an ordained minister.