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

    James A Garfield

    National Historic Site Ohio

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  • Garfield Home to Close in September; Visitor Center and Grounds Remain Open

    The Garfield Home will close September 2 through April, 2015 for the installation of a new geothermal heating and air conditioning system. The Visitor Center and Grounds will remain open during this time; Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm. More »

NEW PROGRAM Behind the Ropes

Explore the Garfield home from behind the ropes!

White gloves are a must on the Behind the Ropes tour! (white gloves provided).

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Second Saturday of each month @10am

Behind the Ropes Tour

Not to be confused with our popular Behind the Scenes tour, this special tour takes you into several of the rooms of the Garfield home BEHIND the normal public barriers and allows you to see and even handle some of the home's unique artifacts. Always wanted to see further into some of the home's most beautiful rooms? Then Behind the Ropes is the tour for you! Cost is $15.00 per person. Limited space; reservations required. Please call 440-255-8722 for reservations. Minimum age is 16.

Did You Know?

Spider wallpaper in the Garfield Home

The wallpaper in James A. Garfield's home and a side table in the Memorial Library have a spider web motif. Victorians believed that house spiders brought good luck and good fortune to the inhabitants.