Seven men born in Ohio became president. An eighth – William Henry Harrison – was living here when he was elected to the office. To mark our presidential plenty, along with Presidents Day (Feb. 18), why not stop in at a few local presidential sites to honor their public service?
Lakeview Cemetery is the final resting place for James A. Garfield. The Garfield Monument closed for tours in the winter – it reopens April 1 – but you can walk around the imposing monument and check out the lovely cemetery’s other monuments while you’re there.
Learn about William McKinley at the McKinley Memorial Library, Museum & Birthplace in Niles. Down in Canton, you’ll find the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. He’s also buried in Canton.
While you’re in Canton, visit the National First Ladies’ Library to learn more about the women who helped make the men who led our country.
And finally, if you’re sticking close to NEO on your presidential crawl, you won’t want to miss the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor.
Struggling to remember all our presidents’ names from your Ohio history class? Here you go: William Henry Harrison, Ulysses Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Taft and Warren Harding. By the way, two were assassinated: Garfield and McKinley.