Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center

Fremont, OH

Where are we going?

Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center
1499 Hayes Ave
OH 43420

419 332 2081

What is there to do?

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.

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.


Need a little extra help?

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


When can we go?

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

Year round


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

I’m Hungry!

A Museum Store offers snack items. If you want a full meal, just visit one of the many museums nearby! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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