James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Mentor

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James A. Garfield National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located in Mentor, Ohio. The site preserves the Lawnfield estate and surrounding property of James Abram Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, and includes the first presidential library established in the United States.

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  • Tucked near a major roadway this beautiful home showcases President Garfield. The small museum is packed with very important artifacts. Our tour guide was outstanding. Enjoyed very much  more »
  • He was the President for a short time before his tragic death, which could have been avoided if he had received competent medical care. Well anyway, this site commemorates his presidency and the...  more »
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  • I past this home over and over through the years and finally stopped to see if they had tours. I was very impressed with the 45 minute tour of the home. The home is beautiful and the guide was very knowledgeable of the history of Garfield and the family. It is well worth the time to see this memorial home.
  • Arrived there half an hour before closing, but the Park Service rangers were very accommodating and helpful. They gave us a synopsis of the site. We quickly looked at the museum and visited the grounds--very interesting windmill. I also got a stamp for my national parks passport.

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