Join the Summit County Historical Society of Akron on Oct. 8 as they travel north for the Garfield Triangle Day Away Tour.
Guest will meet in the parking lot of Summit County Historical Society, 550 Copley Road, Akron, at 7:30 a.m. as they board a motor-coach to make their way to President James A. Garfield's birthplace. There is a docent led tour of the log cabin where Garfield was born before heading over to what would become his home, Lawnfield. This home boasts the porch that in 1880 served as a platform from which Garfield delivered his campaign speeches. Thousands gathered there as Garfield made his run for the presidency. There will be a tour of the house and people have the opportunity to wander the grounds.
The tour will enjoy a family style lunch in Little Italy before attending a tour of Lakeview Cemetery. Guests will learn about the famous and not so famous inhabitants of Lakeview Cemetery, their stories and the structures that house the remains. The tour will visit the Chapel and the Garfield Monument with the docent to answer questions. One last stop at Honey Hut for ice cream, before returning to the Summit County Historical Society grounds.
Tickets are open to the public, and cost $55 per person, which includes transportation, all admission fees and lunch.
For more information or to make a reservation please contact Melinda Sedelmeyer at 330-535-1120 or Melinda@summithistory.org. Space is limited.