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

    James A Garfield

    National Historic Site Ohio

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  • 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!

Civil War Weekend

The annual Civil War encampment weekend will return to the site July 19-21. The weekend kicks off with a free public symposium on various Civil War topics presented by the members of the Northeast Ohio Civil War Round Table on Friday night, July 19 at 7 p.m. From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21, visitors are invited to tour the grounds of the site, where numerous Union reenactor camps will be found along with Union and Confederate surgeons tents. Firing and drilling demonstrations will take place at various times both days. Special guests will include "Abraham Lincoln," "Frederick Douglass," several important Union generals, and more. The Camp Chase Fife and Drums, who provided outstanding musical performances last year, will be back this year as well. This event is free of charge; please be prepared to be directed to nearby off-site parking and ride a free shuttle to and from James A. Garfield National Historic Site.

Did You Know?

Partial Image of Garfield Inaugural Ball Leaflet. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Garfield's nomination on the 36th ballot is still the Republican Party's record for the most ballots ever needed to nominate a candidate.