Special tours of the Hayes Home offered focusing on art, president and first lady’s marriage

May 21, 2024 | Entertainment | 0 comments

This photo of Rutherford and Lucy Hayes was taken a few weeks after their wedding. The couple’s strong marriage is the topic of one of the special tours being offered this summer at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

New this summer, the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is offering special tours of the historic Hayes Home focusing on the home’s art and architecture and the president and first lady’s love story.

The tours last a half hour. Tickets purchased to these tours include a site pass that offers a regular, one-hour tour of the Hayes Home and a self-guided tour of the museum.

Tickets for non-members are $20 for adults, $18 for AAA/military/senior discount, $10 for teens 13-18, $5 for ages 6 and older and free for ages 5 and younger. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums members are admitted for free.

Tickets for these tours are available online at https://www.rbhayes.org/news/2024/05/17/general/special-tours-of-the-hayes-home-offered-focusing-on-art-president-and-first-lady-s-marriage/. Ticket-holders can then schedule their standard Hayes Home tour when they arrive at the museum front desk.

The tours are offered at 1:30 p.m. on the following Mondays:

  • June 3 – Art & Architecture, a look at the paintings and other artwork that adorn the Hayes Home and the home’s Victorian architecture
  • June 17 – 36 Years, a look at the love story between President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes
  • July 1 – Art & Architecture
  • July 15 – 36 Years
  • July 29 – Art & Architecture
  • Aug. 12 – 36 Years
  • Aug. 26 – Art & Architecture

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection.

Hayes Presidential is located at Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio. For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org. Like Hayes Presidential on Facebook at @rbhayespres and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @rbhayespres.

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