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James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Mentor

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4.7/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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  • Just a few blocks away from the Best Western and awesome Skye restaurant was this tour for Garfield home. It was a rainy morning so most of the tour was indoors and the tour guide was so informative. ...  read more »
  • The home and grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed learning about President Garfield. He had a very short term. We also visited his tomb in Lakeside Cemetery also interesting and beautiful.. 
  • Beautiful grounds. Opens at 9:00 a.m. Offers tours for $7. Can arrange for a group tour. A must see for history buffs. 
  • Great setting, hosting frequent fun events, the James A. Garfield historic site is well worth the visit. Nice visitor's center, and the tour through President Garfield's home is very interesting. Check out the Civil War reenactment, every summer, and experience a Civil War encampment, complete with music, storytelling, and warfare demonstrations. See President Abe Lincoln, and General U.S. Grant, and support local Cub Scouts, selling refreshments!
  • Great place, great tour. Very knowledgeable guide. Fair price of $7. I feel like there could have been something more...
  • It was educational and enjoyable to learn about this underrated man and his historic house. The tour guide clearly enjoyed what she was doing and had plenty of trivia.
  • this is something to see. take a tour with a guide.
  • The video and exhibits in the visitor center were well done. Our tour guide did a great job of explaining the history of the house and president. It was obvious he enjoyed both the history and leading tours. Dress warm for the house in summer. On the day we went in July it was cool outside, but very cold in the house because of the A/C--mostly likely to keep out the humidity. Quirky things I didn't know: Garfield was also a minister who famously defended creation in a debate. (What are the chances of that today??) Lucretia Garfield (wife) died in Pasadena, CA, in a house owned by Madonna's brother.
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