Trip Planner: USA / Ohio / Lake County / Mentor / Historic Sites / James A. Garfield National Historic Site
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Went here with friends from Ohio and we all thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour and the information about one of the shortest terms for a president. Also 1 of 4 that were assassinated. He was quite an ... more »
President James A. Garfield only held that office for 4 months, but his legacy left behind a beautiful library and national park. The cost for adults was $7 per person (under 18 free). The tour of the... more »
Plan 2.5 hours for this stop. Short intro video followed by small group (4) tour. Gina was an excellent guide; full of historical perspective mixed with anecdotes from the family and Garfield 's diari... more »
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.
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.
I got to enjoy the last tour of the day... Our guide was so informative... So much history right in our back yard.
Really nice nicely done historical location. The house has many original pieces and the grounds are large with picnic tables.
Didn't get to spend much time here, but I'll definitely be back. I learned a lot about these interesting story of President Garfield. It's a small spot run by the National Park Service and there is lots to see and so much information.
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