Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont

#12 of 141 in Historic Sites in Ohio
We have President Rutherford B. Hayes' 31-room mansion, the presidential library with his diaries and papers, a museum and the president's tomb. This is all located at Spiegel Grove, the president's 25-acre estate in Fremont Ohio. The estate includes a mile of paved walking trails.

New museum exhibit galleries were installed in 2016. We also have rotating exhibits throughout the year. These include the Hayes Train Special, our annual holiday model train exhibit.

The home was restored in 2012 to how it appeared when President Hayes, First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes and their family lived there.

Come curious and leave amazed!

Admission is charged per building, with discounts available for a Combo Ticket. Per building admission is $7.50/adult, $6.50/seniors age 60+, $3.00/children ages 6-12; free/children ages 0-5.
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  • This is definitely a worthwhile stop if you are a history buff. The home is beautiful. The tour guide was a walking encyclopedia with regard to anything even remotely related to Rutherford B. Hays. Pl...  more »
  • I had the pleasure of visiting the home of Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States. It is a magnificent, 31-room structure that is perhaps the most beautiful and elegant I have vi...  more »
  • This place is an absolute gem of a find! Such a wonderful experience and very friendly staff. Definitely do the the house tour! That was one of the most informative tours I have taken in quite awhile. Everything in the house is so very detailed and it is in pristene condition. The museum is pretty awesome too. But that house tour by Ann was just amazing! I am definitely going to be going back. I will also recommend this place to absolutely everyone heading through Fremont, OH. It is really accessible and I loved it.Thank you for making my trip so memorable! Remember!!!! TAKE THE HOUSE TOUR!!! It is literally AMAZING!!!
  • I really enjoy the Hayes Center, it's a beautiful historical site with many events that are all perfect for a day out with the family. The home, museum, tombs, and grounds are fantastic. It's a true treasure for the city of Fremont.

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