Warren G. Harding Presidential Sites

Explore the Harding Home, Presidential Library & Museum and Harding Memorial in Marion, Ohio

Warren G. Harding Presidential Sites

380 Mt Vernon Ave, Marion, OH, USA
Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, each guided tour of the Harding Home is limited to 8 guests per time slot. Tickets are sold no more than 3 weeks in advance to your scheduled visit due to the pandemic. Please call the site directly or go to www.hardingpresidentialsites.org to make reservations.

Hours—Warren G. Harding Home and Harding Presidential Library & Museum
Wednesday- Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. House tours begin at 10 a.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. House tours begin at 1 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday, CLOSED


Hours—Warren G. Harding Memorial

Open daylight hours year-round



COVID Regulations

All visitors older than the age of 10 are required to wear face coverings inside the Warren G. Harding Presidential Library and Museum, the Harding Home and the Press House. Face coverings are also required on the front porch of the Harding Home, and anywhere outside on the site where six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.

Six feet of social distancing is required inside buildings. Staff will monitor and adjust spacing among visitors, if necessary. Visitors will self-monitor their temperatures and any feelings of ill health. Those experiencing a higher than normal temperature, or any symptoms of illness are asked to postpone their visits to the Harding Sites.

Visitors may experience a longer wait time than usual for certain parts of the Harding Sites, such as the Exhibit Gallery and gift shop due to reduced visitor capacity and social distancing.
Adult - $16.00 Seniors (60+), Veterans and Full time college students with ID - $15.00 Children, 6-17 years old - $8.00 Children, 5 years old and under - $0.00 Ohio History Connection and Friends of Harding Sites Members - $0.00 Active military and family with ID - $0.00

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.

 

Warren G. Harding Presidential Sites

Home: 380 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302

Memorial: 898 Delaware Ave., Marion, OH 43302

 

Visit

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

History

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.

Groups

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.

School Tours

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.

  • Audiences: K-5th Grade Students, 6-8th Grade Students, 9-12th Grade Students, Higher Education Students, Educators, Families, Government, Specialists, Tourists, Community Groups, History Enthusiasts & Sports Fans
  • Historical Topics: Presidents & Politics
  • Regions: Northwest Ohio, Northeast Ohio & Central Ohio
  • Site Activities: Guided Tours
  • Museum & Site Type: Historical Marker, National Register Location & Ohio History Connection Site

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