• 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!

Public Unveiling of New Garfield Portrait

"General Garfield at Chickamauga" by Amy Lindenberger (work in progress).

"General Garfield at Chickamauga" by Amy Lindenberger (work in progress).

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the decisive Civil War battle of Chickamauga (September 19-20), renowned Civil War artist Amy Lindenberger - a native of Canton, Ohio - has created a beautiful new portrait depicting General James A. Garfield at one of the battle's most contentious moments. We will publicly unveil and show the portrait for the very first time on Public Lands Day! This event is free of charge and will take place in the Visitor Center auditorium.

Public Lands Day is set aside each year for Americans to reflect on and celebrate national parks, fish and wildlife refuges, national forests, and other areas set aside for the benefit and enjoyment of the people. Tour the Garfield home, enjoy the museum's film and exhibits, walk the grounds, and learn more than you ever thought possible about Mentor's own President Garfield! Free of charge; no entrance fees are charged at any National Park Service sites on Public Lands Day!

Did You Know?

Garfield Profile, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-209 DLC

In addition to being the only President to ascend to the Presidency directly from the House of Representatives, James A. Garfield is the only President to be an ordained minister.