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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News & Media

Special exhibit shares art inspired by veterans’ experiences

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The exhibit, “Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaborations,” is part of a national project that pairs artists with veterans to create an original piece of art based on their experiences.

‘Hayes Train Special’ chugs into the holidays on Nov. 23

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

From the interactive train whistle to the Victorian Christmas scene, the holidays would not be the same without the “Hayes Train Special’ model train display opening Friday, Nov. 23, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Ride through Spiegel Grove in a horse-drawn sleigh

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

South Creek Clydesdales will offer horse-drawn sleigh and trolley rides from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26,  through Monday, Dec. 31, at Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Celebrate fall with free family fun and paid ghost stories lantern walk event

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Paint pumpkins, take a horse-drawn trolley ride and more during the free family fun portion. Then be prepared for a scare with ghost stories on a lantern walk around the Grove with local historian Mike Gilbert at the ticketed event.