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

Watch: Spiegel Grove in snow and fall color

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Watch a video of the snowfall at Spiegel Grove on Nov. 15, 2018.

Presidential History Book Club

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Read and discuss books about the U.S. presidency with this free book club.

Learn to make intricate paper snowflake art at workshop

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Learn to create intricate paper snowflake art from an experienced artist during a workshop on Sunday, Dec 16, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

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

Friday, November 9, 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.