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Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Hayes Home Holidays

Visiting President Hayes house at Christmas time is an unforgettable experience! Ladies dressed up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cleveland, Ohio
Great experience

I really enjoyed the visit to the Presidential museum and the home tour of President Hayes which... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Romeo, Michigan
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The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is dedicated to 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes and First Lady Lucy Hayes. The site houses their 25-acre wooded estate, known as Spiegel Grove; their 31-room Victorian mansion; the...more
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1337 Hayes Ave, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, OH 43420-2701
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting President Hayes house at Christmas time is an unforgettable experience! Ladies dressed up as servants greeted us at the door, walked us through the house, and offered a cup of warm wassail. We learnt about the Hayes holiday traditions, listening to stories read out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the visit to the Presidential museum and the home tour of President Hayes which had been donated to the state by one of his sons. The home tour is one hour and we had a private guide with a group of about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been to the Hayes Presidential Library & Museum for a couple of years, so we make a trek to visit again and to take a horse-drawn trolley ride (only available for a limited time during the holiday season). Recent renovations to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StigJim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house is architecturally very interesting with its 15 foot ceilings, eye-catching staircase, and 18 bedrooms. Our guide provided many interesting details about the house. My only suggestion is to include more information about Hayes such as his military career, the election of 1876, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bob_mu_grad
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We were able to take a tour of the Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Library this summer. It was well worth the time and effort to enjoy the home of the President Hayes.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Don S
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We arrived on Monday for the first tour of the day. From what I read online, that was a 45-minute tour at 9:30, but we were told it was a 1-hour tour at 10. So, we spent some time reviewing the excellent exhibits before getting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed October 9, 2018

If Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States, is remembered today at all, it's for the so-called "corrupt bargain" to end Reconstruction that brought him to power in the contested Election of 1876. This museum -- the very first presidential library to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

I pretty much knew nothing about our 19th President and was a little lukewarm about visiting Spiegel Grove. But I’m so glad we did. First, the property is a beautiful park-like setting with walking paths. The library is housed in one building and has two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed October 5, 2018

My husband and I visit Presidential Homes and this one was a stand out! The museum and home have over 30,000 archived family items. So, walking into this home is a genuine experience. We learned much about this also three times governor: he read three...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Although I am a history buff, I knew little of President Hayes. We had a few free hours so we took the tour which turned out to be a good decision. The house tour was the highlight. We had an articulate , interesting guide and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sharen B
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Amusementparkguy | Reviewed this property |
The new admission price is: 2 day pass which is good for the museum and the home tour: $20 for adults ($18 for AAA members, 65 and older, and military), $10 for students ages 13-18, $5 for students 6-12, and free for... More
Pat R
September 27, 2017|
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Response from J S F | Reviewed this property |
We traveled by car, so I didn't notice any area specific to RVs. They do bus school groups in. I just checked their website.under "Visitor Tips and Accessibility" which clearly states that bus and RV parking is available... More
September 24, 2016|
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Response from AggieJoe79 | Reviewed this property |
One correction to an earlier post - the museum and home are now open for tours (there was renovation going on the first part of the summer), admission to either is $7.50 each or $13.00 for both. You can walk the grounds and... More