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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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A fairy kingdom and a Shakespeare set in West Akron, Ohio

I spent my teen years volunteering as a guide at Stan Hywet. This is a castle built by the wife of a rubber company executive who would have preferred to live in England rather... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I spent my teen years volunteering as a guide at Stan Hywet. This is a castle built by the wife of a rubber company executive who would have preferred to live in England rather than in Akron Ohio. Her husband brought over craftsman from England and built her a beautiful castle in commuting distance to his office. Honestly, they did... More 

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Warren, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

How fortunate that Warren, Youngstown and Cleveland are so close to enjoy an afternoon learning about history in this gorgeous estate. Meticulous gardens and grounds. The home is full of the best designs and furnishings of years ago-how the wealthy in Akron lived. Don't miss the butterfly exhibit. Cafe on site. Self guided tours or have their knowledgable staff take... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting the greater Akron area, it would be worth your time to spend at least half a day touring the former home of The Seiberlings. This beautiful65 room, 65,000 square foot home is surrounded by about 70 acres of beautiful gardens and several views of the Cuyahoga Valley. The guided tours are conducted by volunteers, well versed... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

An excellent day out! The beauty of the house and craftsmanship were superb. The gardens and grounds were beautiful. A must if you love Tudor homes. The Nooks and Crannies tour was very interesting. Just wish there was a introductory video or a display of the history of the family and the business.

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Kent, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I try to tour every year, attend the events and Christmas tour. We have done this for over 40 years, Three generations of family now share the tradition. This museum is constantly improving. I would like to support it, to keep this treasure. It is a monument to our country's economy at the turn of the century.

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Valley City, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a very nice visit. There is a lot to see. If you go a different times of the year you get a different experience.

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Marysville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited during Bloom, a special glass exhibit by Craig Mitchell Smith. The gardens were a wonderful setting for his delightful work. The estate home is spectacular and definitely worth the added admission fee. Wear walking shoes.

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N. Canton, Ohhio USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If your visiting the Akron area, Stan Hywet's Mansion is a MUST SEE during this year 2015. It's 100 years old and still "Lookin good". This 65-room Tudor Revival took four years to complete on 70 acres. The indoor plumbing will render you speechless and thats not counting the indoor swimming pool. All the add on's over the years have... More 

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akron, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wanted to meet for a business/friends meeting. There was a group of us for a marketing meeting. Not a big eater at lunch time so this place was perfect. Lunch was $10.00 but was a great place to meet up. Ate in the cafe since the weather was not perfect but could have eaten outside by the fountain. Nice place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place is fantastic. My hubby and I went years ago and took a guided tour of the Manor house but we didn't get to see certain areas that we were interested in and were told we should take the Nooks and Crannies tour. Now were back years later and took the Nooks and Crannies tour and it was great... More 

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