Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont

4.8
#12 of 140 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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  • Though I'd lived in Ohio for most of my 71 years, I'd never visited Spiegel Grove. So when I was nearby and had some time to spare I decided to give it a try. I love history. And I'd been to a number ...  more »
  • Amber gave a very good tour of the Hayes Home, with lots of tidbits of info and a depth of knowledge about the presidential family and the events of the time. She really knows her stuff, and makes thi...  more »
  • Great combination of National and Ohio history, the Hayes family heritage and great insight into a troubled time in our history. Fought in the civil war, three time governor in addition to being presi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • This is a wonderful site. Not only do you have the Hayes Presidential Museum but the Hayes Home is also available for tours. The grounds are well kept and some very notable trees are still standing.
  • The escape room experience was fantastic! Went with four other couples and escaped with 4 min to spare. Will definitely do this again if they have another one in the future.
  • A great experience for the area. One of the only things to do in Fremont. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of special events for adults and kids. Highly recommended.
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