General Admission

Spiegel Grove is the 25-acre estate of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife, Lucy Webb Hayes. Visitors can tour the couple’s 31-room mansion, visit the library and museum, and walk the mile of paved trails.

Tours of the buildings are available all year. The Hayes Home and museum are open Monday through Sunday from April through December and Tuesday through Sunday from January through March. 

Visitors can opt to tour one building or both. Admission to the grounds of Spiegel Grove and the Hayes Presidential Library is free.

Hayes Home tours (for individuals) take place every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday (April through December) and Tuesday through Saturday (January through March) and 12:30 p.m. Sunday and holidays. The final tour starts at 4:00 p.m. Tours are led by a guide and last 45 minutes.

Hayes Museum tours for individuals are self-guided.

The Library is free and open to the public every day except Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Those wanting to tour both buildings should plan three hours for their visit. Museum tickets permit same-day re-admittance, which allows visitors to leave the site and return later. A valid ticket must be presented for re-admission.

Group tours of 15 or more should be scheduled two weeks in advance.

For guests who need special accommodations for their visit, we request a notice of 72 hours. Please contact Visitor Services Manager Lisa Stuart at (419) 332-2081 or [email protected]

 Home OR MuseumBoth
Adults $7.50 $13
Seniors (age 60+) $6.50 $12
AAA $6.50 $12
Children ages 6-12 $3 $5
Adult groups of 15+
(must schedule two weeks in advance)
$6.50 $12
School groups
(Preschool through high school, must schedule two weeks in advance)
$3 $5
Children ages 0-5 FREE FREE
Hayes Library & Museum FREE FREE
Hayes Library& Museums &
Ohio Historical Society
Military discount **active duty personnel, spouse, dependent children
Adult military $3.25 $6.50
Child 6-12 military $1.50 $2.50

**Blue Star Museum - FREE admission to all active duty personnel, spouse, dependent children from Memorial Day - Labor Day

Hours of Operation

Monday –Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Home tours are every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday and holidays: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Home tours are every half hour from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.)

Library Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, holidays and Christmas Eve: Closed


The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will be closed on Mondays in January, February and March. It will also be closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

*Additional closings may occur when holidays fall on weekends or due to weather emergencies.