Welcome to the Harding Home
See the "real stuff" at the Harding Home
"This is a hidden gem."
"I feel like the Hardings are just around the corner,"
Real comments from real visitors. What impresses them? Our expert tour guides, for one, who weave context for you as you visit a home which seemingly has frozen in time. Our guides don't work from a script -- they let you meet the Hardings by pulling from a vast body of knowledge that we work hard to constantly build. Our stellar collection of original objects, for another. The Harding Collections encompass more than 5,000 original items, including 300 from the White House. Because most of what you'll see in the Home is original, you'll get the feeling that the Hardings have just stepped into the next room.
This year, we're featuring many newly displayed objects which President and Mrs. Harding used in the private quarters of the White House. Inspect a pristine portable movie projector that they used to view Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin movies. Marvel at an intricately carved meerschaum pipe that President Harding used in his private office, and examine Mrs. Harding's collection of carved elephant figurines that filled a curio cabinet in the family quarters.
It's all here waiting for you to explore!
Welcome to the Harding Home!
380 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, OH.
2014 HOURS OF OPERATION
Memorial Weekend (May 24-26) 12-5 p.m. each day
Wednesday through Sunday 12-5 p.m. through September 1
Open July 4; Open Labor Day
Open weekends in September and October, 12-5 p.m.
Weekday tours available by appointment in Sept-Oct
November through May – tours by appointment
Seniors: (60+): $6
Students: (ages 12-17): $4
Children: (ages 6-11): $3
Full-time college students (with ID): $4
Ohio Historical Society members: Free
Marion Technical College students & staff: Free
Active military (with ID & families): Free
AAA Members: $6
In the Off Season
During the Christmas and New Year's holidays, tours will be offered (requiring no advance appointment) at 1 p.m. on the following days: December 23, 26, 27 and 30, and January 2 and 3. Please note that the Harding Home is not decorated for Christmas this year.