• 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!

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

Garfield's inaugural ball was held at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. which had just opened.