A front porch can serve many purposes. For some, a place to enjoy the breeze on a warm summer night. For others, a perch from which to keep eyes on what's happening in their neighborhood. In 1880, James Garfield used his front porch as a platform to greet thousands of well-wishers during his presidential campaign. Today, the porch serves as a gateway to the story of the Garfield family.
What's a Porch For?
Calendar of Events
Take a look at the up-to-date list of programs and special events at James A. Garfield National Historic Site.
Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War Era
Bring lunch and join us at Mentor Library the second Wednesday of each month for discussions on Civil War era topics. Programs are at noon.
Summer Speakers at James A. Garfield
Listen and learn more about the Civil War's Antietam battle, life after President Garfield's assassination and historic Route 20!
Find out more about the 4th grade pass!
4th graders earn an Every Kid in Park pass, admitting themselves and their families into all national parks until the end of summer for free
Last updated: August 12, 2018