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Hayes Home Holidays

Hayes Home Holidays

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, OH  43420


December 20-23, 2018
Tours will be offered at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tour the historic Hayes Home in the evening and discover the holiday traditions of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes during a unique new holiday event at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Costumed greeters will welcome guests into the home in the evening, a time the house is not usually open for tours. Visitors will tour the home and learn about the Hayes family’s Christmas and New Year’s traditions, as well as celebrations for President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes’ wedding anniversary, which was Dec. 30.

Guests will enjoy some wassail, a non-alcoholic drink that was served during the Hayeses’ day.

The home will be modestly decorated with some decorations to be historically accurate as to how the Hayes family would have kept the house at the holidays. This interactive experience includes live music.

Also included in the ticket price is viewing of the “Hayes Train Special” model train display in the museum. Also in the museum, hands-on activities for kids and light refreshments will be available.

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