James A. Garfield Monument
James A. Garfield Monument
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Cory
Illinois96 contributions
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You would think this AMAZING memorial to an assassinated president would be Lincoln’s if you had to guess and were uninformed, but it’s not! Almost a cathedral built to house the remains of James and Lucretia Garfield in the crypt. And it’s free. I know John Rockefeller and some other noteworthy people are buried in this cemetery but this was so beautiful that I just wasn’t concerned. His casket is the only president’s who is above ground, which is also pretty interesting.

Be warned, the way the GPS took me to it from downtown Cleveland took me through a TERRIBLE part of the city, so just be aware, and don’t get out and mosey in that area unless absolutely necessary. The cemetery had people about and seemed fine though. It was a bit removed from the roughest area. Aug 2017 visit
Written May 18, 2020
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Katie C
Westland, MI180 contributions
We are lucky we were able to go in today. I had made reservations online but then I got an email saying that you no longer needed to have reservations but they would honor it. They were still doing limited admission. We were late for our reservation(traffic coming from Detroit area). We almost didn't get to see inside but some nice people decided not to and they made space. I'm glad we did. Tour guide spoke shortly and it was beautiful inside.
Written July 31, 2021
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SMT44
Beavercreek, OH39 contributions
We were driving to Little Italy, and happened across the Lakeview Cemetery, where the Monument is located. We decided to visit the monument to learn more about a president. Very interesting, and we learned a lot about a little known president. The monument itself is beautiful and worth a visit to see the handiwork.
Written August 11, 2021
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bethanynd
Savannah, GA364 contributions
Family
There is no access to the inside and metal fencing prevents any close access on the front side. The monument if impressive, as is the cemetery grounds too. I was disappointed and would monitor have included this in our itinerary if I knew it was still closed.
Written March 13, 2021
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SierraGulf
Medina281 contributions
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As a Cleveland area native, this is one place not to be missed! Especially in the summer, especially on Labor Day Weekend! Why? The surroundings are the well landscaped Lake View Cemetery and on Labor Day weekend the moment see the perfect place to see the Blue Angels/Thunder Birds make their "turns" from the Cleveland Air Show.
This presidential moment to a president who seems not overly famous was most popular in his day, thus a very nice and elegant Victorian turret was fashioned. The basement houses the caskets of the President and Mrs. Garfield. The ground floor has a statue of the president in a two story high ornately tiled and gold leafed setting. Best are the castle-like staircases that lead to the open terrace of the memorial which provide a great scenic view of Cleveland, the cemetery and on Labor Day, a jet or four. If you get to the memorial, stop off in Little Italy for great pastry or visit the Lake View Chapel designed and built by L.C. Tiffany.
Written January 29, 2012
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1101Traveler
Edgartown, MA265 contributions
History buffs will appreciate a visit to the James A. Garfield Monument in Cleveland's historic Lake View Cemetery. Be sure to take time to talk to the docent on duty to learn more about the Garfield monument and resting place.
Written August 16, 2019
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wolverine331
152 contributions
Couples
Garfield was our 2nd president assassinated and only 16 years after Lincoln so it was a big deal. The monument is very impressive and beautiful. You can go inside. Down in the basement is the casket of President Garfield (with Garfield inside). You are also able to go up to the balcony outside for a great view and onto a balcony inside for a nice view inside. Signs inside the cemetery point the way and parking isn't an issue.
Written July 1, 2019
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SUSAN L
110 contributions
Couples
We were there right before 4PM so we didn't have enough time to look around or get the free tour that is offered, but from what we were able to see this was truly magnificent.
Written June 24, 2019
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C1452BOjosephm
39 contributions
Located inside of Lakeview cemetery. on the eastern edge of Little Italy. The Tiffany Stain Glass window are spectaculer. Mini Museum with artifacts from the Garfiel Mansion and Presidency. Many of Cleveland famous are buried in the same cemetery
Written July 2, 2018
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AbrahamLincolnCPA
Sharon, MA573 contributions
Couples
The James Garfield Monument and tomb was a surprise find. We have been to many of the Presidential Libraries and museums and were going to pass on this, even though we were passing through Cleveland. Decided to go and it was well worth it. There is a beautiful rotunda and tower, with mosaics and stained glass. A magnificent structure and the docent provides interesting guidance. Be sure to check on dates, as we went there, by chance, on November 13, the last day of the season before it closed.
Written November 23, 2015
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