Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Location & Visitor information
The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums houses 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes' Victorian mansion, the newly-renovated museum, presidential library, tomb, and a mile of paved walking trails through his 25-acre wooded estate, known as Spiegel Grove. The new museum exhibits include interactive components and tell the story of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes. Learn about the era they were in the White House, the issues they faced, and their thoughts on those issues. Sit at the Resolute Desk, a replica of the one in the Oval Office of the White House, and take a selfie. Try on a Civil War soldier's haversack and feel what it was like to carry life's necessities around each day. The 31-room Hayes Home was renovated in 2012, and the first floor was returned to how it looked when Rutherford and Lucy lived there. Nearly all of the artifacts and furniture in the home are original to the Hayes family. See the president's "man cave," the couple's bedroom, the parlors where they entertained guests, and more. The Hayes Presidential Library and Museums is America's first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. Open year-round.