Sleigh rides through Spiegel Grove offered Dec. 26-31
UPDATE: DUE TO NEGATIVE WIND CHILL, THE SLEIGH RIDES ARE CANCELED FOR TUESDAY, DEC. 26, AND WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27.
Ride through the wooded estate of President Rutherford B. Hayes in a horse-drawn sleigh, just as Hayes did when he lived here.
South Creek Clydesdales will offer horse-drawn sleigh and trolley rides from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 26-31 at Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.
Cost is $3 per rider ages 3 and older and free for riders 2 and younger.
Tickets can be purchased Dec. 26-31 at the front desk in the museum and library building. Rides are given on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are taken.
The trolley, which can hold 16-18 people, could be used in addition to or in place of the sleigh, which holds four people, depending on demand and South Creek Clydesdales’ staff availability.
Sleigh rides will be offered whether or not there is snow. However, if the wind chill is zero or below zero or there are thunderstorms, rides will be canceled. For updates, visit rbhayes.org and the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ social media pages.
The sleigh rides are a long-standing holiday tradition at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. South Creek also will offer sleigh rides during Presidents’ Day weekend, Feb. 17-19.
Hayes often rode in a horse-drawn sleigh and noted his excursions and how much he enjoyed them in his diaries, which are kept in the Hayes Presidential Library.
The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.
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