National Park Service

The James A. Garfield Alliance is committed to supporting the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Our mission is to preserve the legacy of the 20th President by supporting the James A. Garfield National Historic Site through philanthropy and inspiring the community into action. The Alliance advocates and raises funds for the historic site to support educational and community programs and other needs that enhance the Site’s public use and enjoyment.

James A. Garfield National Historic Site is the home of the 20th President of the United States of America. Located in Mentor, Ohio in Lake County, this historical gem welcomes tens of thousands of visitors each year (over 41,000 visits in 2019) for a glimpse into the life of the late President Garfield, his family, his legacy, and the times in which he lived. Visitors can tour the 19th century home – where more than 80% of artifacts were owned by the Garfield family – explore the grounds, or attend special events related to the life and times of President Garfield.

About the James A. Garfield Alliance

The James A. Garfield Alliance, created in 2017, works hand-in-hand with the Site staff in fulfilling its mission and to welcome the public and preserve the history and legacy of President James A. Garfield for current and future generations. The goals of the Alliance are: 1) to advocate publicly for community interest, awareness, and support of the James A. Garfield National Historic Site; and 2) to raise philanthropic funds to support the programs and other needs of the Site.

James A. Garfield Alliance works closely with the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, an established nonprofit organization that serves as a friends group to the Cleveland/Akron-area-based national park.

Note: The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park serves as the fiscal agent for the James A. Garfield Alliance. All donations are held in a restricted account specifically for the Alliance.