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 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.
Boy Scout Merit Badge Programs
Boy Scouts can earn a variety of merit badges at the Garfield home, including the three Citizenship badges.
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!
Concerts on the President's Lawn
Come and enjoy different musical groups perform on the lawn of the 20th President James A. Garfield!
Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
Enjoy a performance of Troilus and Cressida by the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival.
Last updated: June 15, 2018