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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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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, located in Akron, Ohio, is the former home...

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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Akron 1900's cool

A charming mansion to wander around and appreciate nature and fine architectural details. Lose yourself in the wild idea that Akron Ohio used to be THE place to be. It is said... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A charming mansion to wander around and appreciate nature and fine architectural details. Lose yourself in the wild idea that Akron Ohio used to be THE place to be. It is said that the Sieberlings- original owner of Stan Hywet (who started GoodYear Rubber) used to hang out with Henry Ford and the like. Enjoy the grandeur in this Akron... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife Jasmine and I were married here in the English Gardens. The grounds were very well kept and the coordinators from Stan Hywet were awesome. We used the indoor gym for our reception with the DJ both up above, which was really cool.

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Thank Mike K
Medina, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We LOVE this place. Every time we've visited, the gardens are even more beautiful! The home is a must-see! If you're in the area at Christmastime, you have to see the lights...simply spectacular!!

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Thank Andrea B
akron.ohio
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house/garden is truly a MARVEL and remains one of the most visited homes in the U.S . Akron's very own " Biltmore ".. For a most special event..visit during Dec 1st thru the 22nd. The House/grounds are illuminated with thousands and thousands of Xmas lights. A winter wonder land ..to be sure

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's always enjoyable to visit Stan Hywet, but especially love it at the Holidays. The house is so well decorated and the Christmas lights in the evening are really great. Make sure to take one of the several guided tours...you'll learn a lot about the Sieberlings and their history!

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Riverside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always a wonderful place to visit. The grounds have their beauty not matter what time of year it is. Staff are very friendly. Heads up in that there is no photography on the interior of the building.

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Thank 961leader
Euclid, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stan Hywet was built by Frank Seiberling, who founded Goodyear. My aunt used to stay overnight to visit Mary Seiberling when the family still lived there. An amazing house and grounds well maintained by the foundation. Greta place for garden shows.

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Gambier, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in Cleveland, went to college in Ohio and never knew this place existed. Great adventure. Did the self guided tour just after Christmas and it was wonderful. Mansion was very decorated. Check for dates and times since it closes at times of the year. Don't miss it. Worth the drive.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Leave a lot of time for the house tour if you go during the holiday events. Very slow moving through, took us about 1.5 hours. It was good ,though. The grounds and light display was fantastic.

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Stow, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The house tour was fascinating and the butterfly building was delightful. We went during a public appreciation day so it was probably more crowded than normal. Yet, we were able to see most of the building and grounds in a couple of hours.

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