James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Mentor

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  • This is a great gem of a place. A self made man, last log cabin President, rock star of politics, death was more grieved than Lincoln's, and an incredible wife, Lucretia. Tour wonderful, tour guide, B...  more »
  • It is $7 for an adult admission, or free with a National Park Service seniors pass. The name of the estate is Lawnfield, named by the reporters during the presidential campaign of 1880. Garfield moved...  more »
  • My husband and I are big fans of national park units, so we thought we'd check this one out...boy are we glad we did! Definitely pay for the tour (if you have the annual national park pass, it's free)...  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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