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

    James A Garfield

    National Historic Site Ohio

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  • 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.

Life and Times of Black Soldiers in the Civil War

Learn more about the experiences of African American troops who fought for the Union during the Civil War! After the Emancipation Proclamation, about 200,000 fought under the banners of the United States Colored Troops. Program presented by Bertram Floyd, African-American sculptor, artist, and Civil War reenactor, and several of his reenactor associates from the 5th United States Colored Troops! All will be dressed in Civil War uniforms with authentic equipment. 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.