Birehard completed the residence in 1863 and it was first used by the Hayes family as a summer retreat. It became the family home three years before Hayes was elected President. Additions between 1873-1880 enlarged the home to its present size. Four generations lived in the residence before it was opened to the public in 1956,
Opened in 1916, the first Presidential library & museum houses artifacts, documents and books about the family and the Gilded Age.
A monument of granite from the Presidentís ancestral home in Vermont rests over the graves of Rutherford and Lucy Hayes on their favorite knoll in Spiegel Grove.
The Hayes Presidential Center is a private non-profit corporation created to manage Spiegel Grove, the Library & Museum, Residence and other properties.
President Hayes asked distinguished guests to place their hands on trees that were then named after them. Some trees are now more that 200 years old.
White House gates, a gift from the United States in 1928, stand at the six entrances to Spiegel Grove, honoring Presidents and military heroes.
The natural footpath around
In 1790, Cherokee Indians bound the captive maiden, Peggy Fleming, to this tree. A Wyandot chief, Tarhe the Crane, rescued her from being burned at the stake.
Location. 41° 20.495′ N, 83° 7.742′ W. Marker is in Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is at the intersection of Hayes Avenue and Buckland Avenue on Hayes Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Rutherford B. Hayes Library and Museum, Residence and grave site. Marker is in this post office area: Fremont OH 43420, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rutherford B. Hayes (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Spiegel Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Spiegel Grove State Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Croghan Gateway (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Spiegel Grove (about 600 feet away); Colonel Webb C. Hayes, M.H.
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