Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Hayes Home with romantic tour, live music

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by experiencing President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes’ decades-long love story during a special evening tour of the Hayes Home.

During Valentine’s Day Tour & Tunes on Thursday, Feb. 14, guests will tour the first floor of the historic Hayes Home and hear romantic stories about the courtship and 37-year marriage of the loving couple.

Costumed maids will serve guests champagne or sparkling grape juice and chocolates. At the end of each tour, guests will enjoy a live musical performance by professional singer Joan Eckermann, who is also the special events and volunteer coordinator at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, in the same parlor of the home where the president and first lady entertained their guests.

Tours are at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The event lasts about one hour with a 40-minute tour and 20 minutes of music.

Tours are limited, and reserved tickets are required. Tickets are available at https://www.rbhayes.org/events/. Tickets are $22 for non-member individuals, $40 for non-member couples, $20 for HPLM member individuals and $35 for HPLM member couples. No refunds.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.