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James A. Garfield National Historic Site

8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060
440 255 8722
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Mentor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: 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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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We recently visited the Garfield home for the first time in several years. It's a beautiful, well maintained site with an excellent introductory video and tour. From what we could tell, the tour guides differed greatly in their approach. Ours was cordial but a bit distant. She didn't seem to be personally interested in the topic at all, but she... More

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Solon, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Tours are frequent and inexpensive, and the tour guides knowledgeable. Lots of historic memorabilia.

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King George, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Site has a visitor center/museum and the Garfield house. Located about 5 minutes off of I-90. Restrooms in the visitor center. $5 admission for adults.

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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

On a visit to Cleveland my husband and I decided to go to this historic site and to take the home tour. It was wonderful. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The home was beautiful. Many of the original furnishings are still in the house. Was nicely restored. Highly recommend.

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Springboro, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We spent two hours there touring the house, farm and visitors center. Well worth the time spent. The house contains a large library. The Guide said it was the first presidential library established.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a very informant place to visit. I learned things about Garfield I never new. The house was a fantastic place to visit and was so pretty. This is a must see.

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Naperville, Illinois
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335 reviews 335 reviews
137 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A beautiful museum and great national historic site about this little known President. Perhaps the most qualified man to ever hold that office, it was taken by an assassin's bullet very early into his first term. The house is beautiful and in tip top shape. Very cool to see what amounts to the very first Presidential Libarary that was set... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We just happened to visit on the morning of the once a month Behind the Ropes tour. The park ranger graciously allowed us to join her tour even though we pushed her over her maximum number. Tour lasted about 90 minutes. We were given shoe booties and white gloves to wear. Fantastic opportunity to see the Garfield's furnishings up close.... More

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Marysville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This Ohio Presidential site is run by the National Park Service. The guide was wonderful and so committed to the task of explaining the historical importance of the site as well as conveying that it was truly the family home to the Garfield for several generations. Lucretia Garfield, President Garfield's wife was a very interesting woman and her creativity and... More

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Pilot Point, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

In the middle of the tiny suburb of Mentor, OH, outside of Cleveland, stands this lovely period home. it makes you see the way they lived in the 1800's. beautiful and huge carriage house, lots of trees, very beautiful

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