James A. Garfield Monument
James A. Garfield Monument
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  • Capitol South • 9 min walk
  • Union Station • 9 min walk

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Traveller
New York City, NY3,246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I visited the James A. Garfield Monument in August 2021 during my walk around the US Capitol grounds. President Garfield was assassinated in 1881 as he walked through a train station which stood on the current site of the National Gallery of Art - West Building. He was shot by a disgruntled and mentally ill office seeker. As I researched President Garfield before walking around the monument, I learned that Robert Lincoln (President Lincoln's son) was present at three presidential assassinations (Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley in 1901). Since the US Capitol is closed, it is still worth walking around the Reflecting Pool and seeing the three monuments - Grant, Garfield and the Peace Memorial. Washington DC is full of interesting history everywhere.
Written 21 August 2021
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Couples
PROS
• Prominent statue on Capitol Hill
• Visible in the shadow of Capitol

CONS
• Not well known

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
… when I deposited Mrs. Place and Sister Place at the National Botanical Gardens and proceeded to as close as I can to or Capitol building.

TIPS
Take note of this as you approach the Capitol
Written 24 June 2022
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Nothing very memorable about the Garfield memorial, but it's a nice statue to commemorate the second American president to be assassinated, the president with the second shortest tenure in office, and the last president to have been born in a log cabin. Great location with the Capitol Building in the background.
Written 7 September 2023
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EFW2014
Woolwich, ME1,455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We stopped at this monument along our walk to the Botanical Gardens and Capital Building. It’s a nice monument to and for an assassinated President. Worth the visit. If you do please get a photo and post here on Trip Advisor, I forgot.
Written 20 December 2018
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Just in front of the Capitol building is Garfield Circle (yes they do have roundabouts in the USA) on it is the James A. Garfield Monument who was President for only a short time before he was assassinated, a worthy monument and well worth a visit.
Written 30 October 2018
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