Things To Do
In addition to regular tours of President Garfield’s home, park rangers offer special monthly tours: “Behind the Scenes” and "Garfield in the Civil War".
"Behind the Scenes" occurs the first Saturday of each month. This tour includes a visit to the basement, servants quarters, and third floor of the home, along with an inside look at the windmill and 1870’s barn—areas not visited during regular tours.
"Garfield and the Civil War Tour", the third Saturday of each month, discusses the Civil War career of James A. Garfield and that of his brother-in-law, Joe Rudolph. After learning about Garfield's experience at the Battle of Chickamauga and Sandy Valley, the tour moves to the third floor suite in the Garfield Home, where General Rudolph lived with his family during the late ninteenth and early twentieth century.
Each program is roughly 1 1/2 hours, and begins at 11am in the Visitor Center. Reservations for both programs are required, and are limited to those visitors 16 years and over. Fee is $15/person.
Group tours are available by appointment.
Admission to the site is $5 for adults; children 15 and under are free.
America is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, from 2011 - 2015. Sites throughout Ohio and the National Park Service are holding special events and programs.
Click here for a link to Civil War programs in Ohio.
Click here for a link to Civil War programs throughout the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
Garfield's inaugural ball was held at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. which had just opened.