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James A Garfield National Historic Site

Created: 2019/05/26 12:25 AM         Last Updated: 2019/08/26 12:25 AM

Attraction Details Attraction Name:James A Garfield National Historic Site

Attraction Type: Historical Site

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Birth of the Front Porch Campaign

James A. Garfield acquired this home in 1876 to accommodate his large family. Named Lawnfield by reporters it was the site of the first successful front porch campaign which saw Garfield elected as 20th President of the United States in 1880. After Garfield's assassination, the Memorial Library wing was added by Mrs. Garfield - setting the precedent for presidential libraries.

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James A. Garfield National Historic Site 8095 Mentor Avenue Mentor OH USA

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James A. Garfield National Historic site is most easily accessed from Interstate 90. From I-90, exit at Route 306. Follow Route 306 north for two miles until you reach Route 20 (Mentor Avenue). Turn right (east) onto Route 20. James A. Garfield National Historic Site is two miles up on the left.