Site Closing at 4pm 12/14/13
Due to hazardous weather conditions, James A. Garfield National Historic Site will close at 4pm today. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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.
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.
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
The Art of Lawnfield
Garfield rangers and volunteers step off site to present a series of lunchtime programs on a variety of timely topics. Click here for the program menuRead More
The next Major Battles program at Mentor Public Library is Wednesday, January 8 on NPS Civil War sites. Bring a lunch and join us at noon!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
Behind the Ropes
Join us for a different look behind the scenes as we bring you up close to examine and even handle some of the site's collection.Read More
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
Did You Know?
James A. Garfield's mother was the first Presidential Mother to attend her son's inauguration. Outgoing President Hayes even gave her his seat.