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

Holiday events, train exhibit featured on Columbus TV show

Friday, December 14, 2018

Out n About Columbus featured the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and its special exhibits and holiday events during its December 2018 show.

Spruce up your model train at annual Model Train Clinic

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Do you have questions about model trains? Does your model train need repair?

Veteran model train hobbyists can help at the annual Model Train Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

“Hayes Train Special” model train display delights visitors through Jan. 6

Monday, December 10, 2018

Visitors can blow the train whistle, lower the crossing gates, run a model train and more at the “Hayes Train Special” model train display at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Watch: Kids paint on canvas at Second Saturdays R 4 Kids

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Artistry Uncorked taught the kids to paint a picture of a Christmas ornament on canvas.