After we decided to go, I told Hubs that we HAD to see a president's home. Because that's what road trips are all about. In light of this, I suggested that we visit the not-so-famous home of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th president of the United States. Not familiar with Rutherford? That's okay- most people aren't. The estate, called Spiegel Grove, is located in the quaint town of Fremont Ohio. Beside the home there is a library/museum. You can get into either the home or the museum for $7.50, or do both for $13 per person. We opted to do both. The estate is open Tuesday-Saturday 9-5, so it's pretty easy to plan into a road trip.
In addition to his Little Smithsonian, I was inspired by Rutherford's large collection of books. Not the fact that he collected them, but that he actually read them! Lucy was an avid reader as well. Back in the day, one had to be wealthy to own so many books. Now, a ton of great books are available for free online. Though a lot of them are old (thus in the public domain), the information is still relevant. Some of these books are even available on audio, or free to download on your Kindle.
Do you like visiting historical sites? Why or why not?