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James A. Garfield National Historic Site

8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5753
+1 440-255-8722
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Great quick tour. Nicely kept grounds

This was a nice quick detour over the holiday weekend. It is attractive and near the Great Lakes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rochester, New York
Just plain cool!

This is just a really cool place to visit. If you like American history you'll love taking one of... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Dave G
Wickliffe, Ohio
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The site is made up of a visitors' center, as well as the 20-room farmhouse Garfield lived in with his wife and five children.
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8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5753
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice quick detour over the holiday weekend. It is attractive and near the Great Lakes Mall (or similar title). Interesting buildings, phone tours available.

Thank RocFamily
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is just a really cool place to visit. If you like American history you'll love taking one of the tours here. Very cool house.

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

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, Barbara was just terrific. Spent two great hours and could...More

2  Thank Edward Hobart T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

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 his family here from Hiram in 1876 while he was...More

1  Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

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). The house is truly beautiful and...More

1  Thank BadwaterChick
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I grew up in Mentor in the 1960's but never stopped by "Lawnfield" until only recently. Well worth the visit. Beautifully restored home and grounds. Learned a lot about local history. Never realized that the train stopped just to the north and passengers could walk...More

Thank captgroup
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is another beautiful historic house. We had a great tour guide who was informative without spending too much time. The house is interesting in that it was added to so it isn't your typical layout. The grounds are nice as well and we had...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I cannot believe how much I didn't know about how presidential campaigns worked in the past. We had the most fantastic tour guide (Matt Jones) and we were pleasantly surprised with how terrific and entertaining the house tour was. It is worth the detour from...More

Thank Traci D
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Make a special trip if need be to this National Park! Outstanding information at Visitors Center and terrific tour of this former President's Home. Nearly 90% of everything in the home are original artifacts and furnishings of the family. Just a fabulous landmark. Unlike the...More

Thank vinomanfla
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a great historical site to learn about James Garfield, his short presidency, and his life. Unfortunately we had the most overbearing tour guide I have ever encountered at a National Historic Site. The guide said little about the 20th president, his political career,...More

Thank GilB867
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13 July 2016|
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Response from Tim C | Reviewed this property |
About a half hour depending on traffic. You will also be in Mentor, Ohio. The Garfield residence is very close to the Mentor Mall and tons of shopping and restaurants.
Stephen J
22 May 2016|
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Response from TC1Camper | Reviewed this property |
I would plan on at least two hours. The house tour is docent led, thus time controlled, but then time to linger on the grounds and in the museum are also needed. Don't miss the film.
26 October 2015|
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Response from Holly I | Reviewed this property |
$7 for the tour! :) Hope this helps!