Category Archives: Presidential Sites

James A. Garfield National Historic Site — Mentor, Ohio

I toured Garfield’s house back in 2001. I remember the guide back then as being conceited and impatient with questions. My blog entry from back then paints a somewhat different picture, but that’s the impression that stuck with me. My … Continue reading

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Lucy Hayes Heritage Center

I should have called. You’d think by now I’d know to call. But the web site clearly said this house in Chillicothe was open for tours on Friday afternoons. It’s the birthplace of Lucy Webb Hayes, the wife of Rutherford … Continue reading

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Harding’s Home

The visitor center for Harding’s home is a small cottage in the backyard. Harding had it assembled from a kit for the use of reporters who were covering his Presidential campaign in 1920. Harding had the home itself built in … Continue reading

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Harding Memorial

Warren G. Harding died of a heart attack in August, 1923 while on a trip to the West Coast. His hometown of Marion, Ohio, immediately began collecting money for a memorial to him. It was finished in 1927, and Harding’s … Continue reading

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Rutherford B. Hayes Birthplace

President Rutherford B. Hayes was born in Delaware, Ohio, on October 4, 1822. The house he was born in remained standing until 1926, when it was knocked down and replaced by a gas station. There is still a gas station … Continue reading

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