Hayes Presidential reopened to public June 23, read reopening plan here

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums reopened its facilities to the public for three days a week with enhanced safety, cleaning and disinfecting procedures on Tuesday, June 23. Procedures regarding house tours were updated Aug. 21 and are noted below:


Site Pass (includes Hayes Home Tour and self-guided museum tour):https://www.showclix.com/tickets/sitepass

Museum-only tickets: www.showclix.com/tickets/museumonly

The Hayes Home, museum and research library are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Hours for high-risk visitors are from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays.

Hayes Presidential temporarily closed to the public on Saturday, March 14, for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers, staff and the general public. The Spiegel Grove grounds closed for a few weeks and have been reopened to the public since May 1.  

The health and safety of its visitors, volunteers and staff have always been of utmost importance to Hayes Presidential. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Hayes Presidential has increased cleaning and disinfecting procedures. Staff have implemented additional plans for the safety of visitors, including additional cleaning and disinfecting, a smaller maximum capacity of people, sneeze guards at the front desk and museum store and physical distancing measures.

Staff  clean and disinfect the museum multiple times a day and regularly wipe down counters and high-touch areas between points of sale at the Museum Store. Touchless hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the museum and library building.

Visitors are asked to maintain 6 feet of physical distance between their household group and other visitors. Face coverings are required in all facilities, per Gov. Mike DeWine's July 22 order. 

Additional safety guidelines may be in place when visitors arrive.

Funding for additional cleaning and disinfecting supplies has been made possible through a grant from the Sandusky County Communities Foundation. Jerri and Chuck Miller of Fremont also have generously donated disposable masks for visitors who need them.

Hayes Presidential sells online and in-person admissions.

Hayes Home tours could contain up to eight people, and there might be people from one or two other household groups on one tour. However, anyone who would not like to be combined with other households can let the front desk know on arrival or call in advance at 419-332-2081. 

Hayes Presidential 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.

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