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
Please click here for an up-to-date list of our programs and special events.
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.
Special Exhibit Lucretia's Dresses!
Special Exhibit April-July 31. View dresses worn by First Lady Lucretia Garfield while on tour of the home!
Kids earn your EKIP pass here!
4th graders can earn an Every Kid in Park pass, admitting them and their family into national parks around the country for FREE!
4th grade teachers click here!
Teachers can book a FREE program for 4th graders, including a ranger classroom visit and Garfield site field trip. Click here for more!
Children's librarians click here!
Book a FREE program about national parks for 4th graders in your community!
Last updated: July 17, 2017