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

Deadline for Lecture on the Presidency reservations extended

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The deadline for reservations has been extended to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.

Wreath laying at President Hayes' tomb

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The public ceremony is at 3 p.m. and takes place in honor of President Hayes' birthday.

Tickets available for Music in the Parlor

Friday, September 23, 2016

Enjoy a musical performance in the parlor of the Hayes Home, where President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes entertained their guests.

Presidential History Book Club

Friday, September 23, 2016

Read and discuss the biographies of U.S. presidents in this free book club.