• 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!

Laws & Policies

Firearms Regulations

Legislation - As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms in this park. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65.

Park User Responsibility - It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearm laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website: www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Enforcement/Concealed-Carry. Refer to the Ohio Revised Code for more information.

Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities - Federal law prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those facilities are marked with signs at all public entrances. This includes the James A. Garfield house, the Visitor Center, the Tenant House, and the Maintenance Shop.

Contact Information - Please contact the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Chief Ranger's Office at (440) 546-5940 or (440) 546-5944 for more information.

Superintendent Compendium

The Superintendent's Compendium is the summary of park specific rules implemented under 36 Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR). It serves as public notice, identifies areas closed for public use, provides a list of activities requiring either a special use permit or reservation, and elaborates on public use and resource protection regulations pertaining specifically to the administration of the park. The Superintendent's Compendium does not repeat regulations found in 36 CFR and other United States Code and CFR Titles, which are enforced without further elaboration at the park level. Click here to read this document in its entirety.

Please click here to read a Compendium Amendment related to a park closure on 8/29/12.

Did You Know?

1976 Photo of Lawnfield by Robert Riggin

The James A. Garfield National Historic Site was given the name Lawnfield by reporters in 1880. Up until then, the Garfield family called it "The Mentor Farm".