February 20 is Presidents Day, and what better way to celebrate than visiting a presidential home? James A. Garfield NHS will be open for tours of the Garfield home, presidential trivia, kids’ activities, craft, and more! The Site will be free of charge!
Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Now, we know it as Presidents Day and it is often an occasion to remember all the presidents, not just George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is also in February. The term “Presidents Day” was coined in a deliberate attempt to change the holiday into one honoring multiple presidents.
James A. Garfield National Historic Site is located at 8095 Mentor Avenue (U.S. 20) in Mentor, Ohio, approximately 25 miles east of Cleveland. The site offers guided tours of the Garfield home, museum exhibits and an introductory film. The house was completely restored by the National Park Service in the late 1990s, making it one of the most impressive presidential homes preserved for the public. For information call (440) 255-8722 or visit www.nps.gov/jaga.