Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont

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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Our nation's first Presidential Museum/Library! Plenty to see of the man himself in the museum - including his collection of Abe Lincoln's artifacts and a wall containing a letter from every president...  more »
  • The grounds are charming with many trees and a beautiful layout. You will learn of details once your tour the Presidential home of the people who lived in that home. You can actually step back in time...  more »
  • One of Fremont's best sites to visit. Spiegel Grove was Hayes' home before and after his Presidential term. The home has been redecorated to impeccable period furniture, wallpaper,home decorations. Yo...  more »
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  • The home is well worth the tour. Many, many original pieces; beautiful architecture (be sure to notice the door hinges); wonderful docent (very knowledgeable). The grounds are lovely and many use them as walking paths. Did not visit museum. I understand there are concerts on the grounds on some Wednesdays. We missed that although there was croquet going on. Would recommend a visit.
  • The museum had plenty of cool artifacts and some information, but it also tried to apologize for the president's many mistakes when it didn't whitewash them and at no point at all mentioned the very controversial 1876 election which is historically vital information. In the house our tour guide was sarcastic and rude, threatening physical violence against anyone who touched anything. The impression I got from the house itself (which did have many fancy artifacts) was that the Hayes family were disconnected from the non-elite. The lawn was pretty though, and they are deserving of inventing the presidential library; no small feat. Still worth visiting if you are really in to American History just keep the caveats in mind when touring the museum.
  • Very interesting tour. Guides are very knowledgeable
  • Interesting site to visit. Didn't realize it was the First Presidential Library!
  • 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.