Welcome to James A. Garfield National Historic Site, home of the 20th President of the United States. The home is located in Mentor, Ohio, about 25 miles east of Cleveland. Directions to the site can be found here .
Tours begin in the Visitor Center which is in the 1893 Carriage House that was constructed under the watch of Mrs. Lucretia Garfield. In the Visitor Center there are exhibits in former horse stalls, on panels and in displays consisting of photos, artifacts and text. There are two audio-based exhibits in the Visitor Center.
A theatre is located in the Visitor Center. There is an 18-minute biographical film about James A. Garfield shown by request in the theatre. Located at the back of the theatre is a pink wall where the park displays different topics throughout the year. There are no campgrounds, lodges, or pay phones within the park.
The park offers guided tours led by park rangers and volunteers through the Garfield home; tour tickets are purchased in the Visitor Center. Tours begin at the front desk in the Visitor Center; visitors can call the site the day of their visit to get a schedule of tours. Restrooms are located in the building next to the Visitor Center. A water fountain and bottle filling station is located outside near the restrooms or inside the Visitor Center. During the winter season the outside water fountains are not functioning and you must enter the Visitor Center to access the water fountain.