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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303-1363
+1 888-836-5533
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Awesome place to visit!

I went here with one of my friends who highly recommended it as we both are history buffs. I had... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kendall M
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Struthers, Ohio
via mobile
Excellent

I hadn't heard of this place before exploring a trip to Akron, but having seen it I can't fail to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TheCovertCritic
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is open April-December. Located in Akron, Ohio, is the former home of F.A. Seiberling, the co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and his family. Completed in 1915, Stan Hywet is the one of the most important remaining examples of an American Country Estate built by the wealth created during the Industrial Age at the turn of the twentieth century, when the emergence of modern America made Akron the "Rubber Capital of the World." The Tudor revival Manor House is 64,500 sq. feet and the 6th largest home open to the public in the U.S. Open from April through December, Stan Hywet includes a 65-room Manor House, a conservatory and more than 70 acres of artfully landscaped ground. It is Akron's oldest National Historic Landmark and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303-1363
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+1 888-836-5533
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"self guided tour"
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"nooks and crannies"
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"seiberling family"
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"japanese garden"
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"english garden"
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"car show"
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"christmas lights"
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"house tour"
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"full bloom"
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"butterfly exhibit"
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"original furniture"
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"extensive gardens"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went here with one of my friends who highly recommended it as we both are history buffs. I had never heard of it until she told me about it. The hall and grounds are beautifully maintained and the house is enormous! I have never...More

Thank Kendall M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I hadn't heard of this place before exploring a trip to Akron, but having seen it I can't fail to recommend making a trip to take the tour and wander the grounds. The house is a wonder of innovations. It is smaller than Biltmore (America's...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see, good time with lots of history. We enjoyed the day and would go back again. MAke sure to have lunch while you are there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy touring older homes, this is one you should not miss. Besides the house, you can simply walk around the grounds taking in the flowers and trees. There is also a greenhouse and gift shop to spend time in while you are there....More

Thank Joni S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This grand mansion cannot be missed if you are near Akron. Allow plenty of time to tour both the home and walk through the beautiful gardens and greenhouse. It is worth it to pay a little more for a guided-tour of the home, plus they...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 4 adults. I've been to Biltmore and the Hearst Castle, and this was better. We did the self-guided tour. I could not believe how much of the house is open to the public. I'm sure a guided tour would be...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Stan Hywet Hall. The first time we took a guided tour, which I highly recommend for first timers. For this visit we concentrated on taking photos and walking about the gardens at our leisure. We also took the time...More

Thank Danya F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent the day here. We had never heard of this place and cannot believe it isn’t more well known. 65000 sqft house (6th largest in the US), 65 rooms and lots of themed gardens. 97% of the original furnishings and personal...More

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is most assuredly a treasure. Very enjoyable for me, but boys were not really enthralled with the Young Person’s tour. The docent was very knowledgeable, but was SO not kid centric. My 9 year old was ok with the tour, but said he...More

Thank Cococarr B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here on my way home to PA from Indiana. I was just looking for a place to stretch my legs...it was so much more than that though! The manor house always beautiful but the grounds were impeccable! There was so much see I...More

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For convenience & access to various food & shopping venues I would concur with Crossfiregrl2015 & go with the Hilton or Doubletree
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I know of nothing planned at Stan Hywet, but there is a Valentine's Day Downton Abbey dinner with entertainment, and people are encouraged to dress up like that era. It is a fundraiser for a local PBS station and will be... More
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