The Harding Home Presidential Site is a historic home of Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States, in Marion, Ohio. Located just an hour's drive north of Columbus, this fascinating museum invites visitors to tour the residence used by Warren G. Harding and his wife Florence from 1891 until 1921, when he was elected president. If you're interested in learning more about the fascinating life of one of America's most controversial presidents, the museum is well worth a visit.
Things to Do
- Explore the Press House, a cottage that was built on the property in 1920 so that reporters could write stories as they covered Warren G. Harding's front porch campaign, which resulted in his election as president.
- Take the hour-long interactive tour of the Harding Home - you'll get to see all sorts of interesting artifacts that belonged to the Hardings, including the original furnishings they used in the home, which they designed themselves in 1890.
- Watch the informative 15-minute film about the Hardings before your tour, which covers topics such as important things he did for the country as president, as well as his sudden death during his presidency.
Harding Home Presidential Site Insider Tips
- If you want to visit during the museum's off-season, you can schedule a tour by emailing or calling the Harding Home - learn more on their website.
- Check out the event schedule to learn about exciting programs your family can attend, including special tours, silent film nights, scout pilgrimages, and history-themed lectures.
- Learn more about President Harding before or after your visit by reading the Fact vs. Fiction page on their website, which discusses rumors that his wife poisoned him and that he was part of the famous Teapot Dome Scandal.