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.

Presidents Day Celebration

Celebrate Presidents Day at the site!

Come to the site on Monday Feb. 19, 2018 and celebrate Presidents Day. We will have fun kid's activities, crafts and an open house!

Behind the Scenes

Calendar of Events

Take a look at the up-to-date list of programs and special events at James A. Garfield National Historic Site.

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.

Every Kid in a Park Pass shows a young man with binoculars in a park exploring.

Find out more about the 4th grade pass!

4th graders can earn an Every Kid in Park pass, admitting them and their family into national parks around the country for FREE!

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Librarians learn about free programs!

Librarians find out more about a free program geared towards 4th graders in your community! They can earn a Every Kid in a Park pass!

Last updated: February 16, 2018

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8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060


(440) 255-8722

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