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.

America the Beautiful Pass Program

Interagency Passes Sold Here!

Find out more about the America the Beautiful Interagency Passes!

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Calendar of Events

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

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.

Speaker talks

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!

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Find out more about the 4th grade pass!

4th graders earn an Every Kid in Park pass, admitting themselves and their families into all national parks until the end of summer for free

Last updated: August 12, 2018

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8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060


(440) 255-8722

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