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.
2014 Special Events
Please click here for a list of our special events and programs.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
Major Battles of the Civil War
The next Major Battles program at Mentor Public Library is Wednesday, February 12 on Art Inspired by the Civil War. Bring a lunch and join us at noon!Read More
Presidents Day Alternative
The site will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday Feb. 17, but will have activities to commemorate the day on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10am-5pm.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
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
Women of the Civil War
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
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?
Garfield's inaugural ball was held at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. which had just opened.