Special Amenity Tours

Behind the Scenes
10 a.m.
Have you ever wondered what's behind those closed doors inside the Garfield home? Now's your chance to find out! See rooms like the servant's quarters and the third floor, and peek into the windmill, horse barn, and carriage house. Learn about other original buildings on the site during the Garfield family's time.

This tour is the first Saturday of every month.
For reservations please call at (440) 255-8722 OR email the site here.
 
Junior Behind the Scenes Tour
10 a.m.

We have created a special 90-minute Behind the Scenes program just for kids! Rangers will lead kids ages 9-15 in several activities at stations throughout the Garfield property. Kids are free; parents may wait in the Visitor Center to pick up kids after the tour.

This tour is the fourth Sunday of every month (May-October).
For reservations please call (440) 255-8722 OR email the site
here.
 
Behind the Ropes
10 a.m.
Have you ever seen an object in the Garfield home that you wanted to see up close? Participants are able to go behind the ropes to get an up-close and personal look at selected pieces of the Garfield collection, and go inside several rooms of the Garfield home.

This tour is the second Saturday of every month.
For reservations please call (440) 255-8722 OR email the site here.
 
Mrs. Garfield's Neighborhood Walking Tour
10 a.m.
Experience a trip back in time to Mrs. Garfield's neighborhood through "then and now" pictures. This walking tour takes you 1.5 miles immediately east and west of our property on Mentor Avenue. Wear yoour walking shoes!

This tour is the third Sunday of every month (May-October).
For reservations please call (440) 255-8722 OR email the site here.
 
Architecture and Restoration Tour
10 a.m.

Twenty years ago the Garfield home was restored to its appearance in the late 1800s. Come and learn about the restoration and the architecture of this restored presidential site. This tour takes you all over the property, inside and out!

This tour is the fourth Saturday of every month (May-October).
For reservations please call (440) 255-8722 OR email the site here.
 
SPECIAL AMENITY TOURS AT JAMES A. GARFIELD NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE ARE A GREAT WAY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SITE.

REGULAR GUIDED TOURS OF THE HOME ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE SPECIAL AMENITY TOURS, AND ARE RECOMMENDED TO BE TAKEN AT SOME POINT PRIOR TO A SPECIAL AMENITY TOUR. REGULAR GUIDED TOURS CAN BE TAKEN DURING OUR NORMAL OPERATING HOURS.

ALL SPECIAL AMENITY TOURS MAY INCLUDE TIME SPENT OUTSIDE, STAIR CLIMBING, AND STANDING FOR THE DURATION OF THE TOUR AND ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY STANDING, CLIMBING STAIRS OR WALKING FOR LONG DISTANCES.

SPECIAL AMENITY TOURS ARE $15 PER PERSON (EXCEPTION JUNIOR BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR). DISCOUNTS APPLY TO THE SENIOR OR ACCESS PASS ONLY; MUST HAVE PASS TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE. (JUNIOR BEHIND THE SCENES 9-15 YEARS OF AGE).

Last updated: November 3, 2018

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Mailing Address:

8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

Phone:

(440) 255-8722

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