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?
Amateur Photographers Wanted!
Amateur photographers can participate in a special event aimed at taking high quality pictures to stock our digital photo library!
Garfield Heritage Hike
Walk in the footsteps of James A. Garfield during this 12.5 mile hike, from his birthplace in Orange to his resting place in Cleveland.
Calendar of Events
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Lawnfield Lunch and Lecture Return
Enjoy lunch at Skye Bistro in Mentor while enriching your knowledge on interesting topics presented by Garfield staff and volunteers.
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.