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Rutherford B. Hayes Library

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Many informative displays, library excellent for all of Ohio

Enjoyed all the displays in the museum. Sat on the floor for a half half reading books about Ohio... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbus, Ohio
History buffs must see

The staff is very friendly and know the history of the Hayes family. You have to tour the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fremont, Ohio
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Located in the Hayes mansion, this library is now a research cener for Gilded Age American history.
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“civil war” (4 reviews)
“hayes family” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed all the displays in the museum. Sat on the floor for a half half reading books about Ohio history. Very helpful librarian.

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is very friendly and know the history of the Hayes family. You have to tour the President's home as well as the museum. The estate grounds are beautiful and a must to walk the paths there. It is a good place to walk...More

Thank Monte313
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Super great place to research your genealogy. Staff are friendly, helpful and very informational. Be sure to go on a tour of the mansion and walk through the museum.

Thank rejoice2218
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It was awesome to learn that Rutherford loved his wife and wrote her love letters all the time. Unfortunately she passed on in their bedroom but he was there for her.

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a very extensive collection of Civil War, French Canadian War and more modern artifacts. There is great details of President Rutherford B Hayes war record, political career and late life writings and travels. There are a lot of letters from other heads of...More

Thank Rhodehouse1003
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was in Freemont OH to pick up a car from a repsir shop. It was Veterans Day and thevshop was closed, but I had paid by phone and my daughter's car (my spare Ford Escort wagon) was sitting outside the fence. The Hayes and...More

Thank LDinerguy
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Hayes family did an awesome job of maintaining the home and it's contents... I loved the tour of the home and the guide did a great job!! I believe it has inspired me to tour presidential libraries and homes!!

Thank April D
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The Rutherford B Hayes Library (and museum) is one of the two indoor attractions which along with the Hayes tomb and the beautiful grounds of Spiegel Grove comprise the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential site. Somehow Tripadvisor has divided one attraction into four separate listings, which...More

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 September 2015

RB Hayes Library is a great place to do genealogy research. They have computers and tables to spread your stuff out on. Lots of staff members on hand to talk to you and help you as well. I will be back many times in the...More

2  Thank Dave1289
Reviewed 28 June 2015

We visited the Hayes home that was recently restored. That project took approx. 4 years with historical accuracy based on diaries and pictures. Although a little sarcastic at times, our guide was extremely knowledgable. It was an interesting tour and the grounds are beautiful to...More

Thank Arianna F
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