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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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Amazing place!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW 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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Wallkill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

An amazingly well kept and beautiful house and grounds. No wonder it is the #1 attraction. Also, driving through the area I saw so many beautiful homes and landscaping sights. If you go to Akron, I would recommend Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. Too bad it was too cold and the gardens weren't in all their splendor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have been visiting Stan Hywet since I was a child. It has GORGEOUS gardens to explore. The house is incredible, and a MUST SEE during the holidays. In the summer, you can catch an outdoor Shakespeare production. I love to grab lunch at the cafe. The staff are all so friendly and knowledgeable. While in Akron, you have to... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Dave, the volunteer tour guide, was great. He shared stories about the Seiberling family and those that worked for them. The tour took us through the areas of the house used primarily by the mansion's staff: their work and living spaces. We then took the self-guided tour of the beautiful Tudor estate. It was very interesting and a lovely way... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Consider a membership if you are local. House and grounds are wonderful to explore. Anyone interested in landscape architecture, design, or history should should consider spending an afternoon here. The English Garden, Japanese Garden, birch alee, and teahouse are very well done.

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

When you visit Europe you're taken back by the history. You can walk into a church and find out it's been around since before the America's were discovered. Stan Hywet is one of the rare historical buildings still standing here in the States. If you get a chance to see it around Christmas, it's a real treat. Also there's a... More 

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