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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News & Media

Terra Brass Quintet to perform variety of songs at Music in the Parlor

Monday, August 20, 2018

Enjoy a brass quintet’s performance of jazz, ragtime, patriotic, classical and Civil War era music during Music in the Parlor on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

North Coast Big Band to play last Verandah Concert of the summer

Friday, August 17, 2018

Toe-tapping big band music from the World War II era will highlight the last Verandah Concert of the summer on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Free Ohio Open Doors event, discussion featuring Johnsonís Island, more

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A variety of public events, including a free grounds tour and behind-the-scenes glimpses, will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Special activities at Hayes featured on Columbus TV show

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

"Out n About Columbus" featured our hands-on artifact activity, themed tours and special exhibits. The World War I exhibit is now open.