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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303-1363
+1 888-836-5533
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Walking the grounds and touring this house is an incredibly unique experience. The home is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Akron, Ohio

I can’t say how gorgeous the house and gardens are. Everyone should visit here at least once. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbus, Ohio
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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 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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714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303-1363
+1 888-836-5533
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the grounds and touring this house is an incredibly unique experience. The home is beautiful and the grounds are gorgeous. Travel here during the winter to view the Christmas lights and the décor. You won't be disappointed. The summer with the flowers blooming is...More

Thank mindyt007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t say how gorgeous the house and gardens are. Everyone should visit here at least once. The history is amazing!!!

Thank ericcR9969OL
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must see for everyone! The home is historical and beautiful with gardens to match! It will be decorated beautifully at Christmas!

Thank debbiewitt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter worked here in the mid 1980's as a tour guide. She fell in love with this lovely property. A beautiful landmark here in Akron. Any holiday here is breath taking. Summer months they host fairs on the lawn. Father's Day they host a...More

Thank candyndenny
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit when in the Akron area. It is beautiful and you can get a lot of history about the place or just stroll and enjoy the beauty if that's what you prefer.

Thank celia0812
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house was wonderful to tour the architecture was wonderful and the tour options were great we didn't know all of the three tour options. Self and a background tour. We did the self tour with the free booklet and that was more than sufficient...More

Thank Kristin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The estate of the founder of Goodyear Tires and subsequently, Sieberling Tires, Extensive gardens including Japanese, English, Birch Alee, Teahouse, conservatory, formal reflecting pools, Breakfast Garden and rolling lawn are a gardeners delight. The mansion is beautifully kept and maintained and the tour is extremely...More

Thank lindacrick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard about this place from someone who had been there and decided to go during a fall getaway. What a beautiful place and such a great tour! After doing some online research, we decided to take the "Nooks and Crannies" tour, which was seemingly the...More

1  Thank Heidi B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The home is simply stunning chock full of beautiful woodwork and features. The grounds and gardens are lovely and extremely pleasurable to stroll through.

Thank Becky8986
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This place is sooo pretty...but you will miss knowing all the little tidbits about it if you do the self guided tour. I suggest doing the tour, and learning all the little bits about the house and gardens!! It is beautiful!! Maybe plan 2-3 hours...More

Thank 149sherried
StanHywet, Public Relations Manager at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

We don't have rockers on the porch at Stan Hywet... but thanks for the other great comments. Next time, take our "Nooks and Crannies" tour for a more in-depth guided tour.

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sharif k
12 February 2017|
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Response from JJD702 | Reviewed this property |
For convenience & access to various food & shopping venues I would concur with Crossfiregrl2015 & go with the Hilton or Doubletree
26 January 2015|
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Response from tonibob | Reviewed this property |
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
26 January 2015|
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Response from Hugh W | Reviewed this property |
Hello Stan Hywet Fan, we have many "History First Hand Days" at Stan Hywet where we take a day in 1920 to dress, talk & act like we are a part of the Seiberling's staff or guests & talk with all the visitors in this vein... More