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Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

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Address: 714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303
Phone Number: +1 888-836-5533
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Description: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, located in Akron, Ohio, is the former home of...
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 celebrating its milestone 100th anniversary in 2015. Stan Hywet is 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." 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 Association of Museums.
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Gorgeous gardens

I had never heard of this place until my mom dragged me there. I'm so glad she did, because it was lovely. It was interesting learning about Stan Hywet Hall's history and its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I had never heard of this place until my mom dragged me there. I'm so glad she did, because it was lovely. It was interesting learning about Stan Hywet Hall's history and its famous visitors, like Helen Keller. The gardens are what blew me away with this place. If you're looking for a nice leisurely way to spend the day,... More 

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Northfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stan Hywet Hall is a wonderful place to tour and attend Ohio Mart which is every Fall in Akron, OH. I have toured this magnificent home and attended Ohio Mart several times and this experience takes you to the Golden Age in Akron.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped by after visiting Dr Bob's house. The gate house was where AA started. We also toured the beautiful gardens and the manor house. Well worth the price of admission. This was my second visit. We plan to visit every year.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The house and gardens are just beautiful and you can see so many of the original things that existed when the house was occupied. Their Christmas light display is outstanding!

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Richfield, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a beautiful home! The Sieberlings, one of the Akron rubber entrepreneurs, had this manor built with special features: an elevator and a telephone booth hidden in the wall,a solarium with hidden heating units, a sunny breakfast room, and many more intriguing ideas. Only a few items in the manor did not actually belong to the family. The grounds are... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visited Stan Hywet on a day with a constant light rain, but the weather did not diminish the beauty of the gardens. Unfortunately a private event was being held in the Manor House, so we were unable to tour it. Worth another trip!

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Kent, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The mansion docets were very knowledgeable and the self guided tour was the way to go. The gardens were in full bloom. Tuesday's are 1/2 price "seniors" day. Enjoyed the park like grounds and abundant benches for viewing and just enjoying the day!

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Once the home of JA Seiberling, who invented the vulcanization process which revolutionized the production of tires, Stan Hywett is steeped in history. The main house is beautiful, but the gardens are my personal favorite. Warning to those who are sensitive to heat, in order to preserve its integrity, the main house has no A/C and can be stifling on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stan Hywet is such a lovely place to visit. I always enjoy walking the grounds. It's very relaxing and a great place to take the family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We arrived late in the day so didn't have as much time as we would have liked to explore, however the gardens were impressive ! Loved the English garden.

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Additional Information about Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Address: 714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303
Phone Number: +1 888-836-5533
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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