What's a Porch For?

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.

Decorative mantel in Garfield parlor

Amateur Photographers Wanted!

Amateur photographers can participate in a special event aimed at taking high quality pictures to stock our digital photo library!

Route of Garfield Hike

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.

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Calendar of Events

Please click here for an up-to-date list of our programs and special events.

Skye Bistro at Lawnfield Inn and Suites

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.

Union flag with 26 stars, 1865

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.

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Every Kid in a Park Pass Program

Fourth graders can earn a free pass to visit public lands with their families! After an online activity get your pass and start exploring!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060


(440) 255-8722

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