• 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!

James A Garfield as an Ohio Senator

In honor of Ohio's 210th birthday, James A. Garfield National Historic Site will be taking a brief look at the service of our 20th president as a state legislator in the Buckeye state.

Join Volunteer Andrew Mizsak as he discusses the beginning of James Garfield's political career from 1859-61, as he served the people of Portage County in the Ohio State Senate in Columbus.

Saturday, March 2 @2pm in the Visitor Center auditorium. This program is free of charge.

Did You Know?

Portrait of Brig. Gen. James A. Garfield, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-B8172-2218 DLC

At the time James A. Garfield was promoted to Brigadier General in January 1862, he was 30 years old, making him the Union Army's youngest General.