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.

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 Today!

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

B.A.R.K Ranger Program

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

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!

Image of the front porch of Garfield home

Calendar of Events

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Skye Bistro at Lawnfield Inn and Suites

Lawnfield Lunch and Lecture Return

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Union flag with 26 stars, 1865

Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War Era

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Last updated: April 4, 2020

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8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

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