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.

4th grade classroom programs

Virtual 4th Grade Program!

Access FREE programming for 4th graders through our Every Kid Outdoors online program!

Entry hall with original 1880's woodwork and reproduction wallpaper.

More Ways to Learn about JAGNHS at Home!

Find more ways to learn about James A. Garfield National Historic Site from the comfort of your own home this winter!

Junior Ranger Program badges

Earn Junior Ranger Badges!

James A. Garfield National Historic Site offers 4 different Junior Ranger badges. Find out more about the programs and start earning!

B.A.R.K Ranger Program

Earn Your Dog a B.A.R.K Ranger Tag

Do you take your dog(s) to NPS sites? They can become a B.A.R.K. Ranger and you can learn about the sites together!

Last updated: May 15, 2020

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