We require everyone to wear masks in our indoor spaces to help limit the spread of the more infectious variants of COVID-19. Masks are not required outdoors when you are able to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others.
We are continuing our enhanced cleaning protocols, providing hand sanitizing stations, and encouraging good hand hygiene such as proper handwashing. If you are not feeling well on the day of your visit, we ask that you reschedule and visit when you are feeling well again.
Home: 380 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302
Memorial: 898 Delaware Ave., Marion, OH 43302
Tour the restored home of Warren G. Harding, 29th president of the United States, best known as the site of his 1920 “Front Porch Campaign.” Take an hour-long guided tour of this restored National Historic Landmark that features many of the original furnishings owned by President Harding and his wife, Florence. The newly constructed Harding Presidential Library & Museums showcases the life of the president and first lady. Just a mile away, visit their final resting place at the beautiful Harding Memorial. Average visit time: Allow 1+ hours
This historic site in Marion, Ohio, is the former home of Warren and Florence Harding. Harding was born Nov. 2, 1865, in Corsica, Ohio, and spent most of his youth in Caledonia, Ohio. In 1882, he and a friend bought the Marion Star, a newspaper in Marion, Ohio. Harding won election to the Ohio General Assembly in 1898 and 1900. In 1903, he became Ohio’s lieutenant governor. Within two years, Harding returned to the Marion Star, but the Hardings’ political life was about to move onto a national stage. Following his Front Porch Campaign, Harding became the 29th president of the United States (1921–1923) and the first president elected after women were allowed to vote in national elections.
In 1923, Harding died in office; it is unknown whether his legacy would have been more favorable had he had an opportunity to complete his term as president. Most people are unaware that Harding created the authorization for the first formal budgeting process and for the General Accounting Office to oversee government spending. In addition, Harding established the Veterans Bureau, which was later transformed into the Veterans Administration.
The Harding Home and Memorial are managed by the Ohio History Connection.
The Harding Presidential Sites welcomes group tours by appointment year-round. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the site. Complimentary admissions are given to the bus driver and escort of motorcoach groups visiting the Harding Home. Please call 800.600.6894 for more group tour information and to book reservations.
The Harding Home and Museum would like to extend an invitation to all schools to visit the home. Free curriculum materials can be obtained by downloading the material from the Harding teacher page or by calling the site.