What's a Porch For?

A front porch can serve many purposes. For some, it is 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.

Entrance to Visitor Center

What to Know Before Your Visit

Learn more about what services are available at James A. Garfield National Historic Site before you visit!

Garfield Memorial Library

Virtual Tours for Libraries and Seniors

Groups from summer campers to senior centers and everyone in between can schedule a ranger-led virtual tours of the Garfield Home.

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!

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Presidential Campaign of 1880 Exhibit

This exhibit will explore different aspects of the presidenitial campaign of 1880. View stories that took place here at the Garfield farm.

4th grade classroom programs

Plan a Virtual Field Trip This Fall

Access FREE programming for 4th graders through our Every Kid Outdoors online program.

Junior Ranger Program and B.A.R.K. Rangers

Junior Ranger and B.A.R.K Ranger

Learn more about the Junior Ranger badges and B.A.R.K. Ranger tags that can be earned at James A. Garfield National Historic Site!

Last updated: November 20, 2020

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8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060


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