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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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100 year anniversary

Even my 7 and 9 year old boys enjoyed exploring the home and gardens. We were there on Memorial Day, so we could only do a self-guided tour. However, there are volunteers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Westerville, Ohio
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Westerville, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Even my 7 and 9 year old boys enjoyed exploring the home and gardens. We were there on Memorial Day, so we could only do a self-guided tour. However, there are volunteers throughout the house who can answer questions and provide information. A number of them shared tidbits they knew little boys would find interesting. The scavenger hunt kept the... More 

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Akron
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have been a member of Stan Hywet for years. I love The Peaceful English garden. I do not like the newly renovated Japanese Garden. The old one was mystical.

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Akron, Ohio
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful and serene, some many things to see and do. Loved going through the family part of the home. The hall is amazing.

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Akron, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Don't miss Stan Hywet when you are in the Akron area. The tours are always fascinating and the grounds and gardens are spectacular.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Beautiful and interesting. Up kept well. Great place for a walk and/or bike ride. GREAT place for kids. Bring your camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited yesterday and I was blown away. The house and the grounds were absolutely amazing. We took the self guided tour but I would highly recommend paying a few extra dollars for the "nooks and crannies tour" I feel like we missed out on the history and some other rooms that we didn't get to see.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The manor house itself is magnificent, we can only imagine what it would have been like growing up/living there during it's time. The gardens are probably more beautiful when the flowers are in bloom, but we walked the entire grounds and were amazed! There are self guided tours & guided tours of various prices. We were there on a "Living... More 

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Smithville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were there today on the inaugural "Bricks and Mortar" tour and it certainly did not disappoint! Our tour guide Dan was super knowledgable and passionate. We had been to Stan Hywett before and learned all sorts of new things we did not know and had not heard before. The new children's area was also super fun (even though we... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It is one of the huge country estate & is one of the largest homes in the U.S., and the largest in Ohio. This was built for F. A. Seiberling, founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. This is of great historical significance & gives insight into the life of privileged & wealthy. It is a huge mansion has... More 

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Nice trip into the past visit a beautiful century mansion and the beautiful gardens sound it. New children's play space makes it a great day trip for families of young children.

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