• 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!

Fees & Reservations

Entrance Fees

Entrance fees for the James A. Garfield National Historic Site are $5/person. Youth 15 and under are free. Holders of the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, including the Annual, Senior, Active Military and Access Passes, are admitted free of charge.

Visitors may purchase any of the above mentioned passes in the Visitor Center. Cost is $80 for the Annual Pass, $10 for the Senior Pass, and no charge for the Access Pass and Active Military Pass. Please visit http://www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm for detailed information on specific passes.

On-site parking is free.


Tours of the Garfield Home are offered several times throughout the day. Tour times vary, but generally occur at least every hour. No reservations are needed for individuals or small groups for the standard tour. The last tour of the day is always at 4:15pm.

Reservations are requested for groups of 6-10 people, and REQUIRED for groups numbering 12 or more. Reservations are also required for Behind the Scenes and the Garfield and the Civil War tour (16 years and over). Other programs may require reservations - please see individual listings.

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.