Ways to Learn About James A. Garfield National Historic Site

From the comfort of your own home, explore more about James A. Garfield National Historic Site:

Visit James A. Garfield National Historic Site YouTube Channel where you can find:
  1. site introductory movie - 18 minutes
  2. virtual house tour movie- park rangers from the site take you through the house in a video that was filmed and edited by students from Perry High School. 30 minutes.
Take a Google 360 Virtual Tour- This is a cool way to take a tour in the Garfield Home without other visitors!

Listen to the Cell Phone Tour - This cell phone tour takes visitors around the 8 acres of the Garfield property. There are ten stops along the path, including the Carriage House, the Front Porch (site of the front porch presidential campaign,) and the Campaign Office. Also learn about the Gas Holder & Windmill on the property that was new technology in the 1890s.

Explore Lucretia Garfield's "Building of Consequence" the Windmill at JAGNHS- This brochure about the windmill on the Garfield property tells visitors about the structure such as how and why it was constructed.
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Enjoy James A. Garfield NHS staff and volunteers- Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War Era presentations at the Mentor Public Library. These presentations are about the Civil War and its aftermath. James A. Garfield served in the Union army, reaching the rank of major general. He went on to serve nine terms in the House of Representatives, grappling with the many issues that followed the war.

To learn more about local and national history please visit the Mentor Public Library YouTube channel as well.

Here are some simple ways to learn more about James A. Garfield as a young man, husband and father, and ultimately President of the United States:

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Last updated: June 8, 2020

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