What to know before visiting Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Chaperones

  • The Hayes Center recommends one adult for every 12 students

Accessibility

  • The Hayes Museum and Hayes Home are wheelchair accessible.

Meals

  • There are no dining facilities at the Center, unless prior arrangements have been made. Birchard Park is a short two-block walk away for those interested in a picnic experience. (The park has shelters and restrooms).

Hayes Home and Museum

  • School onsite tours of the Hayes Home and Museum are approximately 2 hours. This allows students time to move between the facilities.
  • The Hayes Center can accommodate groups of up to 120 students each day.
  • Knowledgeable guides provide age-appropriate tours of the Hayes Home.
  • Docents tour students through the Hayes Museum's permanent and temporary exhibits.

Museum Store

  • A Museum Store is located in the Museum building. At least 20 minutes additional time should be scheduled for classes who plan to shop.
  • Hours of Operation
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday (closed Monday)
    noon - 5:00 p.m., Sunday and federal holidays

NOTE: Tours of the home take place on the half hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the last tour of the day taking place at 4 p.m. The tour lasts 45 minutes.

Admission 

  • $3.00 per building or $5.00 for both buildings for students, chaperones, and teachers. 

Location

  • The Hayes Presidential Center is in Fremont, Ohio, off of exit 91/6 of the Ohio Turnpike (I80/90) or via US 20, US 6, SR 53, or SR 12. 

Bus Driver's Instructions

  • Buses will enter from Hayes Avenue onto Buckland Avenue and immediately turn into the entrance to drop off students at the entrance of the Hayes Museum/Library building. Bus parking is on the north side of the building. 

Delayed Arrivals

  • If your scheduled arrival time is delayed for any reason please call 419-332-2081 or 800-998-7737.

Reservations

  • To check on date availability for your visit please complete the reservation form. You may also contact the Center's Office Manager Jacque Baker, Tuesdays 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Wednesdays 8 a.m.-noon, Thursdays and Fridays 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at 419-332-2081, ext. 238. If she is away from her desk, please feel free to leave a voice mail message containing your name, school name, phone number and/or email address.