The home of President James A. Garfield and the site of his successful 1880 campaign became a national park in…More 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.
The Wildwood Cultural Center sits on a spacious 35 acres of land and is home to the English Tudor Manor House. It…More was built in 1908 by Abram Garfield, the son of the 20th U.S. president, James A. Garfield. The house is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and consists of 25 rooms. It was acquired in 1980 by the city of Mentor. The Wildwood Cultural Center holds several annual events throughout the year. It also has a wide open area and a place to walk dogs.