The entire Harding Presidential Site — encompassing the restored Harding Home, Press House, grounds and new Warren G. Harding Presidential Center — will open in spring 2020.
Original plans called for the Harding Home to open on May 4, 2019, with the opening of the presidential center to follow a year later. Extensive structural work on the front porch of the Harding Home will take longer than anticipated, forcing the loss of the 2019 visitor season. “Naturally, we’re disappointed that we can’t accommodate visitors this May,” Site Director Sherry Hall said, “but our restoration team is committed to presenting a completed restored home to the public and to do the project right from start to finish. The Hardings’ famous front porch is an extremely important part of the story we invite visitors to experience, and we are not willing to shortchange the public.”