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.

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Calendar of Events

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

Young recruits drill on the field of the Garfield home.

March on over to the Civil War Weekend!

March on over to our Civil War Weekend July 15-17!

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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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Attention RNC Delegates and Families!

Summer will be busy with special programs added to celebrate Cleveland being host to the Republican National Convention!

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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

Phone:

(440) 255-8722

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