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James A. Garfield National Historic Site announces reopening date following government shutdown

Posted: 11:09 AM, Jan 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-28 16:09:40Z
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MENTOR, Ohio — Following the reopening of the federal government, the James A. Garfield National Historic Site announced Monday they will resume operations starting Friday, Feb. 1, according to a news release.

The national site has begun to reopen its facilities and bring staff back to their duties. Because of significant snowfall during the government shutdown, park staff is clearing snow and ice from parking lots and walkways for visitor safety.

“Everyone at James A. Garfield National Historic Site is excited to be back at work, and we look forward to welcoming visitors again later this week,” said Site Manager Todd Arrington. “My deep appreciation goes out to everyone on our staff that worked while in furlough status to ensure the site’s security. Thanks as well to all of our great volunteers, partners, neighbors, and friends for their patience and continued dedication to the site.”

The James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 8095 Mentor Avenue, offers tours of the Garfield home, museum exhibits, a biographical film, walking paths and annual events.

The site's hours are Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 pm.