What's a Porch For?

A front porch can serve many purposes. For some, it is 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.

Entrance to Visitor Center

What to Know Before Your Visit

Learn more about what services are available at James A. Garfield National Historic Site before you visit.

4th grade classroom programs

Plan a Virtual Field Trip Today

Teachers of any grade can schedule ranger-led, virtual field trips including our popular 4th grade Every Kid Outdoors program!

Garfield Memorial Library

Virtual Tours and Programs For Groups

Missing the Garfield home? Groups can schedule ranger-led online tours and virtual programs here to stay connected!

Entry hall with original 1880's woodwork and reproduction wallpaper.

More Ways to Learn about JAGNHS at Home!

Find more ways to learn about James A. Garfield National Historic Site from the comfort of your own home!

Junior Ranger Program and B.A.R.K. Rangers

Junior Ranger Program

Learn more about the Junior Ranger badges you can earn at James A. Garfield National Historic Site.

a red front door of a gray house

Virtual Passport Stamp

Explore James A. Garfield National Historic Site from your own home and earn a virtual visit passport stamp today.

Last updated: April 28, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060


(440) 255-8722
Main phone is not monitored during the week (Monday-Thursday) from November 1 to April 30. If you need to contact the site please email jaga_interpretation@nps.gov.

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