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James A. Garfield National Historic Site

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Address: 8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060
Phone Number: 440 255 8722
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The site is made up of a visitors' center, as well as the 20-room...
The site is made up of a visitors' center, as well as the 20-room farmhouse Garfield lived in with his wife and five children.
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Great National Historic Site with staff providing very detail history.

This is one of Mentor's great locations that has been well kept for everyone to view and travel back in time. The staff provide an excellent understanding on how things were back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Mentor, Ohio
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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of Mentor's great locations that has been well kept for everyone to view and travel back in time. The staff provide an excellent understanding on how things were back in time as well as the ins & outs of the Garfield family. This location shows how the Pres. family lived back in the time of the horse... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We are so fortunate to have Lawnfield in our area. President Garfield's home was restored very authentically to the time his family lived there. The park rangers were very knowledgeable and friendly, which was especially nice for my 7 year old granddaughter. At the end of the tour she earned a Junior Park Ranger certificate and pin. What a thrill!... More 

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Chardon, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were looking for something to do on a rainy Sunday and decided to stop here for a tour. We watched a short movie about James A Garfield, then took the 45 minute tour of the home. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative and could answer any questions about the family, house and grounds. The museum had some nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Well done historic home plus Presidential Museum. As usual the National Park Service has done a great job. Beautiful grounds, a lovely home and an interesting story of a poor boy who raised himself to the highest office in the nation. Well worth a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to visit with the kids. Let's them learn about one of the president's lived and what they have done.

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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This little jewel in Mentor Ohio is worth seeing. The home is beautiful and the grounds contain interesting historical items.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The grounds are nice and well kept. A small museum is worth a walk through. Our guide was knowledgeable and showed us the home as well as the grounds. A nice way to spend an hour and learn some history.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Our guide was very informative and took us on a 45 minute tour packed with so much information. Amazing detail on preserving the house and wood work. It was worth the trip whether you are into history or if you're into architecture.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have driven past this landmark 100's of times without even giving it a thought. Well we went to visit and do the tour and it was a great experience. The renovation was very well done. However, the stories and formation provided by the parks guide was the best part. If you have a National Parks pass it can be... More 

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Painesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Take a step back in time. This presidents home is a must see if you are in the area. Everything about the experience is great!!

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Additional Information about James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Address: Address: 8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060
Phone Number: 440 255 8722
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Mentor
Open Hours:
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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