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Garfield and the Civil War Tour
The Garfield and the Civil War Tour discusses the Civil War career of James A. Garfield and that of his brother-in-law, Joe Rudolph. After learning about Garfield's experience at the Battle of Chickamauga and Sandy Valley, the tour moves to the third floor suite in the Garfield Home, where General Rudolph lived with his family during the late 19th and early 20th century.
The tour is about 1.5 hours and begins at the Visitor Center. Reservations are required. Participants must be 16 years or older.
|Where||James A. Garfield National Historic Site 8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060|
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|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Teens, Seniors|
More About James A. Garfield National Historic Site
The home of President James A. Garfield and the site of his successful 1880 campaign became a national park in 1980.
Instead of traveling the country as presidential candidates do now, Garfield invited people to hear him speak from the front porch of his Mentor estate.
Visitors can tour the grounds of Lawnfield -- the reporters' name for Garfield's home, not his own -- any day. On Saturdays and Sundays, they can also see the carriage house that has been reconverted into a visitors' center and take a tour of his home for $5. (Those 15 and younger are free.)
The park hosts an annual nationalization ceremony on the Fourth of July and special events pertaining to Garfield throughout the year. For more information, visit its website.