• Front Porch of the Garfield Home - site of 1880 presidential campaign

    James A Garfield

    National Historic Site Ohio

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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?

Partial image of Garfield Inaugural Ball Leaflet. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

James A. Garfield won the Presidency by less than 10,000 votes, less than 1/10 of 1%. That margin is still the record.