Things To Do

In addition to regular tours of President Garfield’s home, park rangers offer several "special amenity" tours throughout the year. All prorgrams begin at 10am on their scheduled day, and are $15/person. Discounts apply to visitors who hold a National Park Senior or Access pass. Children 15 and under are not permitted on these special amenity tours. Each tour is betwen 90 minutes - 2 hours.

  • Behind the Scenes - 1st Saturday of the month. This tour includes a visit to the basement, servants quarters, and third floor of the home, along with an inside look at the windmill and 1870’s barn—areas not visited during regular tours.
  • Behind the Ropes - 2nd Saturday of the month. Not to be confused with our popular Behind the Scenes tour, this special tour takes you into several of the rooms of the Garfield home BEHIND the normal public barriers and allows you to see and even handle some of the home's unique artifacts.
  • Garfield and the 1880 Campaign - SUMMER SEASON ONLY - 3rd Saturday of the month. James Garfield ran his presidential campaign from the home that is now James A. Garfield NHS, and it was the nation’s first-ever “front porch” campaign! Go behind the glass in his campaign headquarters to see the humble yet efficient operation Garfield's staff ran right from his Mentor home!
  • Garfield Neighborhood Walking Tour - SUMMER SEASON ONLY - 4th Saturday of the month. Learn more about the Garfields’ life in Mentor with a walking tour of several blocks immediately east and west of James A. Garfield NHS! Features a “then and now” look at the Garfield family’s neighborhood using historic photos and modern views.

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The National Park Service provides a travel itinerary which includes many presidential homes, libraries and other sites. Please click here to access this website.


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8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060


(440) 255-8722

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