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James A. Garfield National Historic Site

8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5753
+1 440-255-8722
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A step into history

Really enjoyed a revisit to this beautiful Victorian estate. A Jewell in Americas crown that is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sitarblue
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Erie, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Great park

Took the Grandkids there, they love it! Lots of things for them to do.I enjoyed watching them.As... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Sco K
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Grove City, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5753
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"the national park service"
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"civil war"
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"behind the scenes"
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"our tour guide"
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"presidential library"
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"front porch"
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"his wife"
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"his life"
in 13 reviews
"house tour"
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"great tour"
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"small museum"
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"visitor center"
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"short term"
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"house is beautiful"
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"well worth the visit"
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"love history"
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"president's home"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed a revisit to this beautiful Victorian estate. A Jewell in Americas crown that is missed every day. I had a business meeting 1/2 mile away and I was the only participant who was a non local. Also I was the only one that...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Took the Grandkids there, they love it! Lots of things for them to do.I enjoyed watching them.As the weather gets warmer, we'll be back.

Thank Sco K
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great tour guides with history of the a Garfield family. They have some old maps to show the land as it was during their time. It was super fascinating. I personally don’t think kids would find this interesting because it is an old home with...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I always enjoy visiting the Garfield Home. The exhibits, house tours, and gift shop are wonderful. Games are provided for the children on Presidents Day to keep them focused on things to look for. The location, ground and parking are spacious.

Thank Karen L
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We had lived in Lake County for 10+ years before visiting the Garfield House - and we should have gone sooner. It's a great look at the life and times of a man who sadly seems to be forgotten, even though he accomplished a lot...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This place is beautiful and well-preserved. The guides were very well informed and were able to answer every question. The visitor’s center is a great place to learn even more about James Garfield. Love this place!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The wife and I were in town to visit the "A Christmas Story House" and happened to see information about this attraction in some of our hotel literature. We decided to make the most of our time in Cleveland (since we live about 7 hours...More

Thank Ricky C
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We were coming back from a wedding and saw the sign for this place. Glad we did. We stopped in during the summer and they were doing a reenactment of the time. We were able to see Abe Lincoln. Beautiful house and land they are...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This was a nice quick detour over the holiday weekend. It is attractive and near the Great Lakes Mall (or similar title). Interesting buildings, phone tours available.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is just a really cool place to visit. If you like American history you'll love taking one of the tours here. Very cool house.

Thank Dave G
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Atombrew
13 July 2016|
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Response from Tim C | Reviewed this property |
About a half hour depending on traffic. You will also be in Mentor, Ohio. The Garfield residence is very close to the Mentor Mall and tons of shopping and restaurants.
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Stephen J
22 May 2016|
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Response from TC1Camper | Reviewed this property |
I would plan on at least two hours. The house tour is docent led, thus time controlled, but then time to linger on the grounds and in the museum are also needed. Don't miss the film.
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TravelinAgainwithTam
26 October 2015|
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Response from Holly S | Reviewed this property |
$7 for the tour! :) Hope this helps!
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