Rutherford B. Hayes

Hayes was the 19th U.S. President serving from 1877-1881. He was also a Ohio governor, a U.S. Congressman and a General in the Civil War and loving husband to Lucy and father to eight children.

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Search Our Library

Honoring the memory of Rutherford B. Hayes, his family established the first presidential library open to the public in 1916. For 100 years the collections have grown beyond the core collection to include 90,000 books, manuscripts and images which reflect Hayes' special interests, including genealogy, local history, and the Gilded Age period in which he lived.

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Visit The Estate

Spiegel Grove houses the Hayes Museum and 31 room mansion, along with 25 acres of park and the burial site of President and Mrs. Hayes.

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Everything You Need to Know

News & Media

The Hayeses are going to Washington

Monday, December 5, 2016

Staff, families and Hayes family members to travel to places of Hayes influence. 

Handicapped access restored to Hayes Home

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The lift into the historic home has been repaired. 

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A percentage of eligible purchases will be donated to the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Lift into museum weapons room operational

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The lift gives everyone access to the room, which is a few steps from the lower level of the museum.