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

North Coast Big Band plays last Verandah Concert of season

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The concert is Wednesday, Aug. 23, and features World War II era music.

HPLM offers free entry for active-duty military through Labor Day through Blue Star Museums program

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Active-duty military and up to five family members admitted for free through Labor Day.

2017 Croquet Club schedule; all are invited to play

Monday, July 31, 2017

All are invited to play in the Croquet Club, which has matches from May through October on the Hayes Home lawn.

James A. Garfield site manager to give program at Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Thursday, July 27, 2017

This event is free and open to the public.