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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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Wonderful house and history...

We visited here used our parks pass and saved $7.00 a person. But i would have paid that to tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
travelbug19902016
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Texas
Tour of James Garfield House

The stop here was well worth the time. The exhibit in the visitor center and the tour of the house... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carol C
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Rochester, New York
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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.
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8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5753
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited here used our parks pass and saved $7.00 a person. But i would have paid that to tour this house. Our park guide Allan( forgot his last name) was great and knew so much about the house, the family and history. Well preserved...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The stop here was well worth the time. The exhibit in the visitor center and the tour of the house were both excellent. The park ranger who led our tour was very knowledgeable and very personable. She added a lot of tidbits. What was particularly...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friends and I went here for the first time and were very impressed! There is a gift shop, a small museum and a short video in the visitors center. But the best part was a guided tour of the house. 80% of the house...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We recently visited the James Garfield House with our 3 children aged 11-5. The staff and our tour guide Matt was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed the visitor center and the tour of the home. The grounds are beautiful as well. Everyone loved the...More

Thank Blue Jay F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What started out as another national park stamp adventure, turned into even more fun:) The park was holding what I believe someone said was their yearly civil was enactment. The rangers and park did an awesome job putting this on! The civil war actors/volunteers were...More

Thank Jayjay099
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was inspired to visit Lawnfield, James Garfield's estate in Mentor, OH, after reading Candice Millard's book, "Destiny of the Republic" for a tour of the house. The tours are scheduled throughout the day at set times. At the time that I arrived (just before...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our senior group was lucky enough to visit on a day when no one else was there so we had plenty of time to see everything. The furnishings are lovely, and we enjoyed seeing how the Garfield family lived. The outside colors might not be...More

Thank Donnag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Barbara was an excellent guide for our tour. My friend and I were fortunate in getting her to ourselves. Ended the tour with an autographed book from Ranger Joan. A must see!!

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just finished reading Destiny of a Republic by Candice Millard and decided to take the Campaign Tour at the National Park. Joan, our tour guide, put together a great Power Point presentation and lecture before touring us through the Garfield home and campaign office. Joan...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historically great place to find out more about our great country and the great women who support them.

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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 I | Reviewed this property |
$7 for the tour! :) Hope this helps!
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