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

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Celebrate President Hayes’ birthday with military ceremony at tomb

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Celebrate President Rutherford B. Hayes’ 198th birthday by attending a wreath-laying by members of the U.S. military on Sunday, Oct. 4, at Hayes’ tomb at Spiegel Grove.

Enjoy frightful stories during nighttime lantern walk at Spiegel Grove

Monday, September 28, 2020

Hear frightful local and regional ghost stories as you walk through the grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums at night by lantern light during Spirit Stories at Spiegel Grove on Friday, Oct. 30.

Experience Civil War life with a day of events at Hayes Presidential

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Experience what life was like for President Rutherford B. Hayes’ Civil War regiment while it camped for the winter with events taking place Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Plan a trip to look forward to

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

We are proud to be a supporter of the Let’s Go There campaign, joining the collective travel industry, including brands and organizations, from airlines to hotels and resorts, travel advisors, car rentals and theme parks, across every state and city in the United States to reignite America’s sense of wanderlust.