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

    James A Garfield

    National Historic Site Ohio

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  • Garfield Home to Close in September; Visitor Center and Grounds Remain Open

    The Garfield Home will close 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; Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm. More »

  • Site Open Labor Day Weekend Sunday and Monday

    James A. Garfield NHS will be open Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday. Hours are 10am-5pm; the last tour of the Garfield home leaves at 4:15pm. Enjoy your weekend!

Volunteering at James A. Garfield NHS

Volunteer Andrew Miszak

Volunteer Andrew Miszak does a program on Constitution Day in the Visitor Center auditorium.

NPS staff

We need you this spring and summer! Training begins NOW in anticipation of our open season in May. Current positions include:

  • Historic House Interpreter - providing visitors with tours of Garfield home. Volunteers must be able to walk, climb stairs and speak clearly to a variety of audiences.
  • Visitor Center Volunteer - working at the Visitor Center front desk. These volunteers greet visitors, handle phones, use cash registers, and answer visitor questions.
  • Seasoned volunteers also make great public programs!

Hours and shifts are flexible. We provide all the information you need to know, and a uniform shirt! Training process usually takes about one month. You must be at least 16 to be an interpreter or front desk volunteer.

Contact Park Ranger Allison Powell today to set up an interview! 440-255-8722 or e-mail us.

Did You Know?

Garfield Inauguration. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-20851 DLC

James A. Garfield's mother was the first Presidential Mother to attend her son's inauguration. Outgoing President Hayes even gave her his seat.