James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Mentor

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  • October 3, 2017
    Make a special trip if need be to this National Park! Outstanding information at Visitors Center and terrific tour of this former President's Home. Nearly 90% of everything in the home are original ar...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    This is a great historical site to learn about James Garfield, his short presidency, and his life. Unfortunately we had the most overbearing tour guide I have ever encountered at a National Historic S...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Our guide was extremely informative, able to answer all questions asked of her. The home is well preserved and full of many things belonging to the family.  more »
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  • April 30, 2017
    Beautiful architecture! Serene grounds. Tour was comfortable and informative. $7 over 15 tickets. Great stop. Tour is around 45 min -1 hr. You can explore some areas outside the mansion. No touching allowed, just be wary with kids.
  • June 25, 2017
    Lots of history, our kids enjoyed it they are 10, 12, & 14. The park rangers were nice & our tour guide (a retired cop- I can't remember her name) was very nice & well spoken & knowing about our tour we really enjoyed her tour of the house.
  • March 4, 2017
    This was the home of President James A. Garfield, who was assassinated in 1881. The site includes his superbly maintained home, with 90 percent original items; the carriage house where he ran his 1880 campaign for president; an excellent small museum in a transformed carriage house; a windmill; and several outbuildings, such as a caretaker's house, barns, chicken coop, and more. The museum is free, and the house tour is about $7. The tours are absolutely excellent: The rangers are immensely knowledgeable, and provide a great overview of the life of Garfield as well as his family after his death.
  • July 5, 2017
    Very pleasant experience. The guide was well informed and friendly.
  • July 2, 2017
    Love President Garfield! We didn't go on the tour of the home but we visited the museum and it was great.

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