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Massive Clydesdale horses pull a sleigh filled with riders past the home of President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Sleigh rides offer a presidential experience

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, home of the nation’s FIRST presidential library, celebrates Presidents' Day by offering visitors a chance to travel in presidential style.

Nineteenth U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes lived at a time when horse-drawn vehicles were the main mode of transportation. During President's Day weekend, visitors can tour the grounds of Hayes’ Spiegel Grove estate via horse-drawn sleighs provided by South Creek Clydesdales. Rides are offered 1-4 p.m. Feb. 16-18, 2013. Cost is $3 per rider.

In addition to the sleigh/carriage rides, both the Hayes Home and Hayes Museum are open for tours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 16 and noon-5 p.m. Feb. 17 & 18. (Although the Center usually is closed on Mondays, in honor of Presidents' Day it WILL BE open Feb. 18.)