James A. Garfield National Historic Site 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.
James A. Garfield was President from March 4, 1881 until his death on September 19, 1881. Four years after his assassination, the Memorial Library wing was added by Mrs. Garfield and her family - setting the precedent for presidential libraries. James A. Garfield NHS is operated by the National Park Service and the
Western Reserve Historical
Recommended activities include taking a 35-minute tour of James A. Garfield's restored home, touring the visitor center exhibits, and watching
a short video about the life of President James A. Garfield.
Adults - $5
Children 15 and under - Free
From I-90 (east of Cleveland) take the SR 306 Mentor - Kirtland exit. Travel north on SR 306 for two miles to Mentor Avenue (US 20). Turn right and travel east for two miles. James A. Garfield NHS is located at 8095 Mentor Avenue, on the north side of the road.