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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 children 5 years old and younger.
1 day pass is $13 for adults with add-ons for various things like the backstairs tour.
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
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. The sizable property abuts what looks like a nice residential area in town where we saw ample street parking.. I don't foresee a parking problem if you have an RV. If you want to be sure, I suggest that you call them directly. We found the employees to be very nice, personable, and helpful.
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
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 see the burial site without paying admission, but it would be a shame to go all the way to Fremont and not see both, it does not take that much time to tour (you could do both in 2 hours or less if you are in a hurry). It is a a good idea to call ahead of your visit, sometimes they have special events (like Civil War re-enactments) on site.