Plan Your Visit

Exhibits in the Visitor Center
Start your visit in the Visitor Center, a restored carriage barn built in 1894.

NPS Staff

The James A. Garfield National Historic Site is open November - April on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-5pm. From May - October, the site is open daily from 10am-5pm.
Guided tours of the Garfield home occur on a scheduled basis throughout the day. Please call ahead for the daily tour schedule. Though times may vary, the last tour of the day is always at 4:15pm.

We are closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, and Thanksgiving Day.
 
Things to Do at James A. Garfield National Historic Site

If you only have 30 minutes or less
  1. Watch the 18 minute biographical movie located in the Visitor Center. The movie is played upon request, ask at the front desk and they will play the movie for you.
  2. In the Visitor Center there are exhibits and artifacts that are arranged chronologically. Some of the subjects include Garfield’s early life, school days, Civil War, Washington D.C., the 1880 Republican Convention and Presidency. Also artifacts from his funeral can be found in the exhibit area.
  3. If you are interested in walking the grounds outside please follow our cell phone tour map. Maps can be found in the Visitor Center and here. Also read the wayside exhibits while you are outside to enrich your experience.
If you have an hour or more
  1. Watch the 18 minute biographical movie located in the Visitor Center. The movie is played upon request, ask at the front desk and they will play the movie for you.
  2. In the Visitor Center there are exhibits and artifacts that are arranged chronologically. Some of the subjects include Garfield’s early life, school days, Civil War, Washington D.C., the 1880 Republican Convention and Presidency. Also artifacts from his funeral can be found in the exhibit area.
  3. If you are interested in walking the grounds outside please follow our cell phone tour map. Maps can be found in the Visitor Center and here. Also read the wayside exhibits while you are outside to enrich your experience.
  4. Take a 45 minute guided tour through the Garfield Home. While on the tour visitors will see the first memorial library. Please call the site at 440 255-8722 to find tour times for the day. If your group has 6 or more please call ahead for reservations.

Last updated: October 21, 2018

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Mailing Address:

8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

Phone:

(440) 255-8722

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