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James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Mentor

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  • Never knew much about President Garfield. This place was amazing! I've toured many of the presidential homes and museums all across the USA, and I will say this is the most informative and well-operat...  more »
  • This years encampment was over the top great. They have events for all ages, and opportunities to learn living history in a way you may have never experienced. This event is yearly usually the third w...  more »
  • We visited this Presidential site about two years ago. We were in the area and decided to stop again. It was another great visit. Our tour was lead by Park Ranger Intern Matt Jones who has only been o...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very pleasant experience. The guide was well informed and friendly.
  • 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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