Enjoy a sleigh ride in Spiegel Grove
Create a Christmas memory for your entire family by coming to the Hayes Presidential Center for Sleigh Rides through Spiegel Grove. Tim Myers of South Creek Clydesdales will be on hand with horses and sleighs for rides that take place 1-4 p.m. Dec. 26-29 and Dec. 31. Cost is $3 per rider.
Sleigh rides offer the chance to experience days of yore, when horses were the main means of transportation. President Hayes and his family traveled by sleigh, often enjoying leisurely rides through the grounds of their Spiegel Grove estate. Even if there is no snow, attendees still will experience a sleigh ride. Myers has equipped his sleighs with wheels!
Tickets for Sleigh Rides through Spiegel Grove are sold the days of the event in the lobby of the Hayes Museum. Riders are reminded to dress according to outdoor temperatures.
In addition to the sleigh rides, both the Hayes Home and Hayes Museum are open for tours. If you have yet to see the stunning results of the historically-accurate restoration of the Hayes Home, do so as a holiday treat to yourself!
Tickets to the Hayes Museum are an exceptional value during the holidays. For one low ticket price of $7.50/adult, $6.50/senior citizen and $3/children ages 6-12, visitors can tour the Museum as well as TWO special exhibits - Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President - sponsored by Diversified Insurance and Auto-Owners Insurance ; and the Hayes Train Special model train display - sponsored by Croghan Colonial Bank and the Gordon W. Knight Family.
Museum and Home hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. The Museum is CLOSED on Mondays, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.