What's a Porch For?
A front porch can serve many purposes. For some, a place to enjoy the breeze on a warm summer night. For others, a perch from which to keep eyes on what's happening in their neighborhood. In 1880, James Garfield used his front porch as a platform to greet thousands of well-wishers during his presidential campaign. Today, the porch serves as a gateway to the story of the Garfield family.
Love History? We'd Love to Have You Here!
Like history? Are you a people person? We are now training volunteers for our spring and summer season. Click below for more details!!Read More
2013 Special Events
Please click here for a list of our special events and programs.Read More
Garfield and the Civil War Tour
This special 2 hour tour examines James Garfield's military experiences during the Civil War, and those of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.Read More
Major Battles of the Civil War Series
The next Major Battles program at Mentor Public Library is Wednesday, May 8 on the Battle of Chancellorsville. Bring a lunch and join us at noon!Read More
The Garfield Telegraph Newsletter
Check out the latest issue of the site newsletter, The Garfield Telegraph. Program information, in-depth articles and more!Read More
Behind the Scenes
Each month, visitors can take a peek into areas off-limits to the general public. Find out how you can see what's behind the door!Read More
Did You Know?
The wallpaper in James A. Garfield's home and a side table in the Memorial Library have a spider web motif. Victorians believed that house spiders brought good luck and good fortune to the inhabitants.