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“Great Presidential Home!”

Harding Home Presidential Site
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Marion
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Owner description: The Harding Home Presidential Site is getting a makeover! It is closed for restoration to its 1920 appearance, the year Sen. Warren G. Harding conducted his famous front porch campaign and won the presidency. It will reopen on May 4, 2019. In the meantime, visit www.hardinghome.org and our Harding Home Presidential Site Facebook page to keep up on our work!
Reviewed 15 April 2014

A great place to learn more about the last of the eight presidents from the state of Ohio.most of the furnishings original to the home. Enthusiastic guides who share their wealth of historic knowledge and fun facts abor Warrn G. Harding.

Thank Vicky B
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Avid poker playing, extramarital relations, scandal ridden administration--while true, Warren Harding is worth closer study. He was a successful newspaper publisher and political leader in Ohio. His "Return to Normalcy" campaign theme in 1920 swept him into office as the 29th President of the United States. His home, built as a wedding gift in 1891, contains a treasure trove of items owned by the Hardings. Although the rooms are somewhat small, a special feature is the large porch which sweeps around the front of the house. It was here that Harding conducted the last "front porch" campaign for the Presidency. The knowledgeable tour guide gave many fascinating insights into Harding the man and the politician. A special touch is learning about Laddie Boy, the Harding's airdale. The tomb of the Hardings, a short distance away, is also worth a visit. Although the regular season for visiting the home had not begun, a call for an appointment was graciously accepted.

Thank Rock1774
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Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

President Hardings house is extraordinary I love it because it was said his wife's bird died and their click stopped when he died

Thank bugstriker99
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

It is interesting that Harding is often seen as the worst, or least effective, President in US History. Interest in him re-emerged with greater intensity not too long ago by the speculation that his death might have been the result of poisoning by his wife. The simple explanation was that she was reputedly sick of his philandering but nothing was proven concerning this allegation. Apart from the soap opera, however, Harding's home is an interesting visit. This is partly due to his political career, partly due to his career before politics as a publisher and partly because the house is a beautiful example of the Queen Anne architecture that was one signature of an upper middle class Midwestern life in the late 19th and early 20th century. The tour guides do a great job of providing details without skirting the facts. After the tour, you will probably come to the realization that Harding did a better job than people generally think. However, even so, the scandals and problems were real and legitimate issues. As far as the house itself, one primary thing that strikes you is of both architectural and historical significance. The enormous wrap-around front porch with a built-in gazebo of sorts is both a striking feature of the house as well a key to the Harding presidential campaign. Harding conducted the so-called "front porch campaign" from this spot and it is said to have been a key PR aspect that boosted his popularity. Overall, if you are meandering through this part of the country, this is a great place to plan a stop-off.

Thank Debbie K
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Never knew the history of President Harding. He wasn't President too long. I was in town, I stopped by and was givin a very interesting tour of his home!

Thank Mrmiller8
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