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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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A Great Historical Site

This place is beautiful and well-preserved. The guides were very well informed and were able to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Beckley, West Virginia
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Random Detour and WELL WORTH IT!

The wife and I were in town to visit the "A Christmas Story House" and happened to see information... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ricky C
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
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8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5753
8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5753
+1 440-255-8722
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is beautiful and well-preserved. The guides were very well informed and were able to answer every question. The visitor’s center is a great place to learn even more about James Garfield. Love this place!

Thank parktraveller18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wife and I were in town to visit the "A Christmas Story House" and happened to see information about this attraction in some of our hotel literature. We decided to make the most of our time in Cleveland (since we live about 7 hours...More

Thank Ricky C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were coming back from a wedding and saw the sign for this place. Glad we did. We stopped in during the summer and they were doing a reenactment of the time. We were able to see Abe Lincoln. Beautiful house and land they are...More

Thank Dyngus
Reviewed 27 November 2017

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
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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 S | Reviewed this property |
$7 for the tour! :) Hope this helps!