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.

Image of the front porch of Garfield home

Calendar of Events

Take a look at the up-to-date list of programs and special events at James A. Garfield National Historic Site.

Union flag with 26 stars, 1865

Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War Era

Bring lunch and join us at Mentor Library the second Wednesday of each month for discussions on Civil War era topics. Programs are at noon.

Skye Bistro at Lawnfield Inn and Suites

Lawnfield Lunch and Lecture Return

Enjoy lunch at Skye Bistro in Mentor while enriching your knowledge on interesting topics presented by Garfield staff and volunteers.

Group of boy scouts on grounds at Garfield home

Boy Scout Merit Badge Programs

Boy Scouts can earn a variety of merit badges at the Garfield home, including the three Citizenship badges.

Last updated: December 9, 2018

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8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

Phone:

(440) 255-8722

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