Harding Home in Marion.

Home of Warren Harding

Field review by the editors.

Marion, Ohio

Warren G. Harding and his wife Florence lived in this house in Marion from 1891 to 1921, when he became 29th President of the United States and she became First Lady. The house has been operated as a museum since 1926.

Visitors can stand on the front porch that Harding never left while successfully enjoying his "front porch campaign" for President; its floor is made of tile so the crowds wouldn't collapse it. See Mrs. Harding's waffle iron; the "ghost clock" that supposedly stopped when Warren Harding died, thousands of miles away; and the little songbird Petey who outlived both the President (1923) and First Lady (1924) and is displayed under glass.

Also on the property: an old horse-drawn Mobile Voting Booth.

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Home of Warren Harding

The Harding Home

Address:
380 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH
Directions:
On SR 95 about 2 mi. west of US Hwy 23.
Hours:
Jun-Aug W-Su 12-5, Sep-Oct. Sa-Su 12-5, Nov-Mar by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
740-387-9630
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