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James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Mentor

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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.