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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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Beautiful house and grounds

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... read more

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

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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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

just an amazing house , walking through the house and imaging what it would be like to live in such wealth and priviledge boggles my mind . it is a beautiful well preserved home and well worth the visit I plan on returning once more

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Kingsland, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I was only 12 years old when I got to visit Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, and it was breathtaking and memorable. I always tell people to go visit Stan Hywet Hall, you won't be disappointed. I would love to go back one day with my children and grandchildren...

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New Hartford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We toured Stan Hywet in October and didn't realize it was Ohio Mart as well. Double bonus! We toured the house, the gardens, enjoyed the amazing crafts and had the most wonderful time. I highly recommend this masterpiece. Such a treasure!

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Akron, Ohio, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stan Hywet is a grand place to visit. Whether it is a Christmas when every room is decorated for the holidays and the conservatory is full of poinsettias or summer when the garden's are in bloom it is worth the trip. The tour is full of history on the Seiberling family, life in the time and the house is just... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a lovely place to visit. It has so much history and you will not be disappointed in seeing these gardens.

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