Historical Attractions

Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center Fremont

Where is it at?

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Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Corner of Hayes & Buckland Aves
Tel: 419 332 2081


The main entrance of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.

Where are we going today?

There is SO much history to learn in the USA, and what better way to learn about it than to actually visit the place that is happened!

So when you visit the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, you will actually be standing in the HOUSE that this 19th President of the USA actually lived his life! Pretty cool!

In fact, this museum is the FIRST presidential center, which is a feat in itself!

The center features an impressive 31 room mansion (only the best!), as well as a museum and library where you can really get to understand this influential man. The museum stands on the grounds of his own Spiegel Grove estate, so as you wander around the mile of paved walking paths that take you through the woods, you can just imagine what it would have been like during his time - walking on the very path he did!

The Rutherford B. Hayes Museum also features his tomb, and his final resting place. To be in the presence of an amazing man is quite an experience!

Guided tours will take you through the two floors of this elegant Hayes Home. It was built in three states back from 1859, and as you walk around, look at all the artifacts and belongings - they were actually owned by Hayes and his family. 

Did you know that FIVE generations of the Hayes family lived in this impressive building? There are over 2,000 artifacts on display at the museum, and kids can learn all about his time in the Civil War through these too. 

There are temporary and special exhibits throughtout the year, so there will always be a reason for you to head back!

A fascinating experience for the kids and the family in Ohio.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7.50 for home or museum. $13 for both
  • Children$3 for home or museum. $5 for both (ages 6-12)
  • Free Under: 5 years.

When can we go?

9am - 5pm Mon - Sat. 12pm - 5pm Sundays &holidays

Year round

Teachers corner

Their onsite school tours take around 2 hours, and they can even help finance the visit if you cannot afford the bus or admission!.

I'm Hungry!

A Museum Store offers snack items. If you want a full meal, just visit one of the many museums nearby!.

Any Top Tips?

Plan to spend 3 hours to tour both the Hayes Home and Hayes Museum. Your Museum ticket is valid all day, so you are welcome to leave to go to a restaurant for lunch and then return later. Tours take place every 30 minutes from 9:30am Mondays to Saturdays, and at 12:30pm Sundays and holidays. Final tour starts at 4pm. These take around 45 minutes.

Need a little extra help?

There is handicap parking, and the building and grounds are handicapped accessible!.

Baby Facilities

Infant changing table are located in women's restroom in the Hayes Museum..

Can I get one of those?

The Hayes Museum Store carries a variety of souvenirs related to President Hayes, the U.S. presidency, and history. Books, gift items, and postcards cater to all ages. Bring that pocket money!.

More information

To visit the grounds and the library it's free of charge! Check the library hours, as they are closed Sundays and holidays. .

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    We visited with friends and were impressed with the whole 3-hour experience. There are interesting exhibits, well-presented, and a very capable staff. It was definitely worth the time to tour this place.

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    This was a great stop. Plan on being there for at least 3 hours, and you could spend 5. The home is awesome, and the museum is very good. The group (non-govt) is doing a great job.

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