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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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The site is made up of a visitors' center, as well as the 20-room farmhouse...

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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Presidents of Ohio Stop 1: Garfield

Lawnfield, the name of the grounds of Garfield's home, is a beautiful piece of property in Mentor, Ohio. We visited as a family. The property is run by the National Park Service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
theescarletandgray
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Amherst, Ohio
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Amherst, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lawnfield, the name of the grounds of Garfield's home, is a beautiful piece of property in Mentor, Ohio. We visited as a family. The property is run by the National Park Service. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The park runs a junior ranger program that is like a scavenger hunt. My six year old daughter loved this... More 

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Willoughby, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our tour of Garfield's Home. The guide was very knowledgeable. They offer additional events that I would like to attend in the future.

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Thank MartyLK
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I knew little about President Garfield but touring the house definitely gave more insight to him. Its a park site because he sat on his porch and told others what he would do as president. The house got rehabbed more after he passed but still fascinating to see the family's collection of items. Worth a visit!

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Thank Bill M
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Garfield home when they are doing their Civil War weekend. This years was better then ever with speakers all day long including a wonderful performance by Fredercik Douglas (Michael Crutcher.) They do this even every year around the 16th or third weekend of the month. It is well worth going to even both weekends. Events for... More 

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Thank Barbara B
De Pere, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice little site, with a visitors center and a Victorian house tour. My family wanted a semi-quick stop but the visitors center still took 40 minutes to get through. Still, it was a nice stop.

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Thank williamsoquet
Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great history lesson! Beautiful stained glass. The bedrooms were beautiful. Lots of books and pictures . The carved furniture was lovely. Hand painted tiles around the fireplace were done by the Garfield family all birds. A must see if you are in the are

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Thank naturalnancy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an interesting historical site. The house was beautiful. The park workers were very nice and helpful. You do have to schedule a larger group/ family for a tour. On the first Saturday of each month, they offer a BEHIND THE DOOR tour. It gives you a little better look at things.

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Thank Elizabeth V
Pendleton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The docent led tour of the house was great. I was embarrassed at how little I knew about President Garfield but the film at the visitor's center gives you great background information. Be sure you tour the house, museum, and watch the film. The library, although built after his death holds his books and the space is breathtaking. One recommendation:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

If you are at all interested in history or in beautiful Victorian houses, be sure and make the Garfield National Historic Site a stop. I recommend viewing the film in the Visitor's Center first. This gives you a good overview of Garfield's life and tragically short presidency. We then visited the house, which is beautifully restored 1880s and 1890s Victorian... More 

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Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We were passing through with a group and decided to stop here and check it out. We were here before they were opened so we were only able to walk the grounds. Even with not entering the house, we were still there for 45 minutes. There are all sorts of signs to reads and learn. The staff was still setting... More 

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