Take a themed tour, hold a piece of history and more with scheduled activities at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Story time, opportunities to hold a historic artifact, specialized museum tours and themed Hayes Home tours are included with regular admission.

For an additional charge, grounds tours and a new Backstairs Tour of the Hayes Home that features the stories of the servants and includes some behind-the-scenes looks at the home are offered. (Additional charges are noted in the schedule below.) 

Different activities are offered, and schedules for each day will be posted here. Unless otherwise noted, the cost of the events is included with admission. 

On Verandah Concert Wednesdays, spend the day at Spiegel Grove and enjoy these special tours and activities and then attend the free concert at 7 p.m. During Verandah Concerts, the museum also will remain open until 8 p.m. The 2019 Verandah Concert schedule can be found here.

The scheduled activities are:

Saturday, April 13 - Backstairs Tour - 3 p.m.This special tour focuses on the stories of servants in the home. Some of them were former slaves from Kentucky, and others were immigrants who spoke little English. Learn their role in keeping the Hayes Home running smoothly and their fascinating backstories. The tour includes some behind-the-scenes looks at the home and fresh-baked ginger snaps, like those the servants made. The Servants Room exhibit area that is included on this tour is sponsored by Decker Roofing & Gutter Solutions. Cost for Hayes Presidential Library & Museums members is $8. Cost for non-members is $10 in addition to the purchase of a site pass. 

Saturday, April 20 - Backstairs Tour - 4 p.m. This special tour focuses on the stories of servants in the home. Some of them were former slaves from Kentucky, and others were immigrants who spoke little English. Learn their role in keeping the Hayes Home running smoothly and their fascinating backstories. The tour includes some behind-the-scenes looks at the home and fresh-baked ginger snaps, like those the servants made. The Servants Room exhibit area that is included on this tour is sponsored by Decker Roofing & Gutter Solutions. Cost for Hayes Presidential Library & Museums members is $8. Cost for non-members is $10 in addition to the purchase of a site pass. 

 More Backstairs Tours will be offered in May. Additional events will be offered from June through early November. For updates, check back.