• 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.

Garfield and the Civil War Tour

42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Garfield's troop - the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Hiram College Archives

This informative program is a must for both casual and dedicated Civil War buffs. It explores James A. Garfield's Civil War service to the Union, including his roles at the battle of Middle Creek and Chickamauga. This 90-minute tour begins in the Visitor Center and then proceeds to the Garfield Home, at which Garfield's time as a soldier is emphasized.

Guests for this tour must be 16 years or older. Thank you for respecting this condition. Cost is $15 per person, and holders of the America the Beautiful Senior, Access Annual or Military pass receive half-off tickets (cardholder only). This tour lasts about 1 1/2 hours, and includes stair climbing to the third floor of the Garfield Home. Visitors with problems climbing stairs are cautioned not to take this tour.

Reservations can be made by calling 440-255-8722. Spaces are limited so please plan ahead.

Did You Know?

1976 Photo of Lawnfield by Robert Riggin

The James A. Garfield National Historic Site was given the name Lawnfield by reporters in 1880. Up until then, the Garfield family called it "The Mentor Farm".