James A. Garfield National Historic Site
photo courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Welcome to the James A. Garfield National Historic Site Travel Planner. Here you'll find everything you need to plan your visit, including directions, park facts, things to do, information on historical resources, educational programs, maps, and more.
A few quick facts: Established in 1980, the 7.8-acre site in Mentor, Ohio preserves the property associated with the 20th President of the United States. Garfield acquired the home in 1876 to accommodate his large family. The home, named Lawnfield by reporters, was the site of the first successful front porch campaign in 1880.