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

    James A Garfield

    National Historic Site Ohio

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?

Garfield Profile, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-209 DLC

In addition to being the only President to ascend to the Presidency directly from the House of Representatives, James A. Garfield is the only President to be an ordained minister.