General Admission

The library will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. The museum will remain open until 5 p.m. 

On Monday, Oct. 8, the Hayes Home and museum will have shortened hours in observance of Columbus Day. They home and museum will be open noon to 5 p.m. The library will be closed.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is offering new special activities and tours. Details here: https://www.rbhayes.org/visit-us/scheduled-museum-activities-and-themed-hayes-home-tours/.

Receive $1 off admission for donating an item to our donation drive as part of the special exhibit "Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives." Donations benefit the local homeless shelter and Sandusky County Department of Job and Family Services. 

Items needed and being collected are:

  • Personal care items: Full-size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand and body lotion (No sample or travel sizes, please.)
  • Paper products: Paper towels, paper napkins, paper plates, toilet paper
  • Baby items: Disposable diapers and baby wipes

Read about the exhibit here: https://www.rbhayes.org/news/2018/03/14/museum/exhibit-features-poverty-during-president-hayes-era-and-ties-in-modern-poverty-issues/

Spiegel Grove is the 25-acre estate of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife, Lucy Webb Hayes. Visitors can tour the couple’s 31-room mansion, visit the library and museum, and walk the mile of paved trails.

Tours of the buildings are available all year.

The Hayes Home and museum are open Monday through Sunday from April through December and Tuesday through Sunday from January through March. All facilities will be closed on Mondays in January, February and March and on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

*Additional closings may occur when holidays fall on weekends or due to weather emergencies.

Admission to the grounds of Spiegel Grove and the Hayes Presidential Library is free.

Hayes Home tours (for individuals) take place every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday (April through December) and Tuesday through Saturday (January through March) and 12:30 p.m. Sunday and most federal holidays. The final tour starts at 4:00 p.m. Tours are led by a guide and last 45 minutes. 

Hayes Museum tours for individuals are self-guided.

The library is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day except Sundays and holidays. 

Those wanting to tour both buildings should plan three hours for their visit. Museum tickets permit same-day re-admittance, which allows visitors to leave the site and return later. A valid ticket must be presented for re-admission.

Group tours of 15 or more should be scheduled two weeks in advance.

For guests who need special accommodations for their visit, we request a notice of 72 hours. Please contact Visitor Services Manager Lisa Stuart at (419) 332-2081 or [email protected]

 

Unless otherwise noted, admission is a site pass good for two consecutive days to the Hayes Home and museum  
Adults $20
Adult museum-only admission good for one day  $13
Seniors age 65+ $18
AAA members $18
Military members $18
Teens age 13-18 $10
Kids ages 6-12 $5
Kids ages 0-5 Free
Hayes Presidential Library & Museums members Free
Ohio History Connection Members Free
Adult groups of 15+ (must schedule two weeks in advance) Please call for rates.
School groups  $5
Grounds Tours  $10 for non-members, $8 for members
Backstairs Tours focusing on the Hayes Home servants $10 for non-members and must be purchased in addition to a site pass,
$8 for members

 

**Blue Star Museum - FREE admission to all active duty personnel, spouse, dependent children from Memorial Day - Labor Day

Hours of Operation

April - December: Monday –Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Home tours are every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday and holidays: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Home tours are every half hour from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.)

January-March: Tuesday –Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Home tours are every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday and holidays: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Home tours are every half hour from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.)

Library Hours

April - December:  Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, holidays and Christmas Eve: Closed

January-March: Tuesday –Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Home tours are every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Sunday, holidays and Christmas Eve: Closed

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will be closed on Mondays in January, February and March. It will also be closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

*Additional closings may occur when holidays fall on weekends or due to weather emergencies.