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Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH
330-836-5533
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Akron
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
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English first
Hudson, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Stan Hywet is a replica of the great homes of England - like Downton Abby, Burlington House or Greystone. Built in the early part of the 1900's by the Siberling family who owned Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, they modeled it to be identical to the great manor homes of their beloved England. The gardens are extensive and delightful, the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Stan Hywett is a beautiful home that looks like it's been transported from Victorian England and delicately placed right into the heart of Akron, Ohio. The home is a sight for sore eyes, and the grounds are breathtaking. The tourguides are informative and never boring, and it's not hard to imagine you're in a Jane Austen novel or in the... More

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Willowick, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is our fourth time to visit. Always see and learn something new about the home and the Seiberling family. Our tour guide was very informative. Also very relaxing on the grounds and beautiful gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had never heard of this place, but friends of ours, native Ohioans, insisted we visit, and we are so pleased we listened to them. This property was the mansion and gardens belonging to the Seiberling family who founded the Goodyear Company. The home is amazing, just what you would expect from the rich and famous, and the gardens are... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Go back in time and see what luxury living really means. Wonderful gardens! Mansion is truly grand. A must see when in Akron

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Akron, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Travel back in time while touring the lavish lifestyle as you view this 64,000 square foot house and estate. Tour the house and grounds and have lunch too.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Like Biltmore in Ashville this beautiful huge home and gardens near Akron give a view into the lives of industrial pioneers. F.A. Seiberling founded Goodyear Rubber Company and created this castle. On our first visit we toured the house and thought we saw the gardens. Returning we found a Japanese and English garden to the rear of the home and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We never tire of showing Stan Hywet to friends who visit us in Akron. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained and the home shows the results of continuating rehabilitation efforts. Even special events, like the Father's Day car show bring us there. Their annual plant sale is very worthwhile. The only area that keeps this from being a five... More

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South Amherst, Oh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We love the gardens in the spring and summer, the Shakespeare productions, the mansion tours, the exclusive art show in the fall, the butterfly house, and the lighted Christmas displays! We've had family memberships for several years!

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Akron, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the home of F.A. Seiberling, founder of Goodyear Tire. "Stan Hywet" is not a person, but Welsh for rock quarry (loose translation, I think). There are a variety of tours available from grounds-only to self-guided and guided tours of varying lengths of the mansion and estate. The gardens are beautifully maintained throughout the season and there is even... More

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