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Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

photo of Hayes Home The Hayes Presidential Center contains the residence of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th president of the United States, a library and museum, and the tomb of the president and his wife Lucy Webb Hayes.

Hayes' uncle, Sardis Birchard, named the site Spiegel Grove from the German word for mirror. It was based on the reflections from the pools of water under the trees. The homestead, a stately mansion, is furnished in late-nineteenth century style.

The library and museum building houses the personal papers and mementos of the Hayes family, the Civil War and the White House. Hayes' tomb is encased in a monument of Vermont granite from his father's farm.

Hours (Home, Museum and Research Library):

Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday (Home and Museum only) 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open Holidays (Home and Museum only)
(President's Day, July 4, Christmas Eve (12:00-5 p.m.), New Year's Eve (12:00 -5 p.m.)
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Holidays(entire site):
(Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas (Dec. 25 and 26, 2011) and New Year's (January 1 and 2, 2012).

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OHS Members FREE
Adults: Museum or Home $7.50
Adults: Museum & Home $13.00
Children 6-12: Museum or Home $3.00
Children 6-12: Museum & Home $5.00
Children 5 & under FREE
School Groups: Museum or Home $3.00 per student
School Groups: Museum & Home $5.00 per student
Library / Research FREE
Senior Citizens / AAA: Museum or Home $6.50
Senior Citizens / AAA: Museum & Home $12.00

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Hayes Presidential Center is located at the intersection of Hayes Avenue and Buckland Avenue in Fremont, in Sandusky County.

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General Information

Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, OH 43420

(419) 332-2081
1 (800) 998-7737 (toll free)

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