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

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 NEW

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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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Stunning. The Nooks and Crannies Tour was a bonus to what would have been a spectacular tour of a Ohio manor house. Perfect time to stroll the gardens and enjoy the bounty of colors and planting varieties. Definitely a two visit opportunity.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The tour at Stan Hywet was very interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was great to see how this family lived and to hear about their interests, travels and the famous guests who stayed there. I also enjoyed Molly's Shop & Café. The food was not very good but I did like the atmosphere. Unfortunately we did not... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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223 reviews 223 reviews
49 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A lovely English style mansion house, surrounded by gorgeous gardens, well worth wandering through. The house is fascinating, from the many bedrooms, to the travelling stories, the basement photography exhibit to the kitchens and flower room. Plenty guides around to help you, if you need it and not at all intrusive. They do get a little edgy about cameras inside... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Not really many exceptional attractions in Akron, but this is a really nice afternoon. The rubber-era's Gilded Age is here at the Seiberling family home, beautifully maintained and exhibited. Ornate and interesting house from human and architectural standpoints. Gorgeous gardens, butterfly house, cafe, gift shop. Premier wedding venue or would be spectacular special event setting. Definitely worth a stop. Also... More

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Cape Coral
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

So happy we visited the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. The house and gardens are just beautiful. The gift shop and cafe was also wonderful. There was a variety of sandwiches and soups to choose from. It was very yummy!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were greeted at the gate by a young woman with a smile, at the gift shop by a gracious woman with a laugh that spilled over making everyone smile, and at the Manor House by a gentleman with a relaxed and sharing smile. There are lots of ways to explore. We chose self guided but all along the way... More

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Portsmouth, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Really enjoyed my first visit to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. Attended the Black Tie Gala! Dancing under the stars, wonderful food, band, company. A magical night! The home is stunning, right out of Downton Abbey. Sixty-three rooms! The grounds are beautiful, with gardens, butterfly house, green houses. Make sure you hike up to the Tea Houses to enjoy the... More

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hermitage
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Exquisite grounds! Great staff! Lots to do! My family loved feeding the butterflies! This year they added the play grounds, a great children's area with bubbles, a slide, kids bowling, a sand pit, and water fountains! We did some of the geocaching while we explored the grounds and Joe's scavenger hunt in the house, (ask at the house entrance) finish... More

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