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Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

1337 Hayes Avenue, Fremont, OH 43420, USA

President Rutherford B. Hayes saw much active service as a Union officer during the Civil War. He was wounded five times - the most serious wound was inflicted during the Sept. 14, 1862 Battle of South Mountain. Hayes, who commanded the 23rd OVI, rose to the rank of Brevet Major General. In 1864, while still in the army, Hayes was elected to Congress despite a refusal to leave active duty to campaign. The Hayes Presidency (1877-1881) concentrated on re-unifying the country in the aftermath of the War.


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Take Exit 76 from Interstate 24 onto Medical Center Parkway. Turn left onto Thompson Lane. Turn left into park from Thompson Lane. Follow tour road about a mile to the visitor center.

Visitor Services

Handicap accessible, wheelchair available, gift shop, restrooms, informational video, parking

Regular Events

Hayes Civil War Re-Enactment (first FULL weekend in October), Christmas Dinners at Spiegel Grove (first consecutive Thursday/Friday/Saturday in December), Hayes Lecture on the Presidency (Sunday before Presidents' Day), Hayes Easter Egg Roll (Saturday before Easter), Independence Day Concert (July 4)

Available Interpretation

Guided tours of the Hayes Home; self-guided tours of Hayes Museum via detailed signage (guided tours for groups of 15+ by pre-arrangement); grounds of Spiegel Grove contain signage identifying two historic trails on the property.

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Admission Fee

Per building price: adults $7.50, seniors (age 60+) $6.50, children (6-12) $3.00; Combination rate (admission to both the Hayes Home & Hayes Museum): adults $13.00, seniors (age 60+) $12.00, children (6-12) $5.00


Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sundays and holidays: Noon - 5:00pm



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