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

    James A Garfield

    National Historic Site Ohio

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  • Please observe changing seasonal hours

    November 1 through April 30, the site is open 10-5 Fridays and Saturdays. We accept reservations for schools and other organized groups for tours during the week.

The Hiram College Choir Presents Songs Inspired by the Civil War Era

Music was as much a part of the Civil War era as battles, slavery, secession, and political elections. Join the Hiram College Choir as they beautifully sing original songs inspired by the era. Hiram College was once known as the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, and James A. Garfield was a student and later a teacher and president of "the Eclectic" before joining the Union army to fight in the Civil War. Hiram College has many Garfield connections, and we are excited to welcome the school's choir for the presentation! Free of charge.

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".