• Parking at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is free. Parking areas are available at the front of the library/museum building and at the back of the building. Bus and RV parking is also available.


  • Handicap parking spaces are conveniently located at the front of the Hayes museum/library building. The handicapped-accessible main entrance features gradual slopes that accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and strollers.
  • The museum has an elevator to each of its floors and a handicapped-accessible lift from the lower level into the weapons vault is being installed.
  • The Hayes Home also has an exterior lift that gains access to the historic structure’s first floor. A wheelchair is available, free of charge, for use in the home.
  • A mile of paved paths provides access to Spiegel Grove, President Rutherford B. Hayes’ 25-acre wooded estate. The paths can be used to visit the Hayes Tomb, located a short distance from the Hayes Home.
  • Public restrooms are located in the Hayes Museum. They are handicapped-accessible.

Self-Guided Tours

  • Tours of the museum are self-guided. The museum includes two floors explaining Rutherford B. Hayes’s presidency and life and contains artifacts related to the president, his family, and Ohio history.


  • Pets are permitted on the grounds of Spiegel Grove, but are not allowed inside the library, museum or Hayes Home. Service animals are permitted inside the buildings.

Children and Families

  • Children age 5 and younger are admitted to the museum and home for free. Children ages 6-12 can tour the home or museum for $3 or both for $5.
  • In addition to its regular exhibits and tours, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums offers programs for children and families. To see a list of our upcoming programs and events, visit 


  • For additional information, please call 800-998-PRES.