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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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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GroveFest: Nature at the Grove offers live animal presentations, hands-on activities, more

Monday, June 18, 2018

Experience nature with hands-on activities, live animal presentations, wagon rides and more during the annual GroveFest: Nature at the Grove on Saturday, June 23, at Spiegel Grove, the estate of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes.


Second Saturdays R 4 Kids program features hands-on fun

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Kids can learn to make paper origami, paint on canvas, experience life in a Civil War camp and more during Second Saturdays R 4 Kids at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Video: First Verandah Concert of 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The summer concert series opened with the Fossil Creek Band, performing bluegrass music. 

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums offers new activities and special tours, updates admission prices

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Take a themed tour, hold a piece of history and more with scheduled activities each Saturday this summer and fall and some Wednesdays at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.