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Address: 60 Fir Hill, Akron, OH
Phone Number: 330-972-6909
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Alot of history in this well restored home

Our guide shared much about the Howers and their importance to Akron history. A beautifully restored home. Linda was quite knowledgeable and shred her information well. At $6... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
Janet S
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jacksonville
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jacksonville
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Our guide shared much about the Howers and their importance to Akron history. A beautifully restored home. Linda was quite knowledgeable and shred her information well. At $6 for seniors, it is well worth the admission.

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Thank Janet S
Millersburg, Ohio
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Best Friend, Robbin, and I went to see the Hower House on the campus of Akron University for a tea and a talk on some of the First Ladies' Jewels. It was a lovely day for an adventure! We arrived on time and found they had "over booked" our table so we had to "oust" the guest speaker to yet... More 

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Thank Vanessa T
Akron, Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Hower House is small but so full of history. Great way to spend some time. The house is decorated beautifully, especially during the Christmas Holidays. They have a quaint gift shop in the lower level, and the home can be rented for special events.

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1 Thank MaryN1224
North Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nicely decorated and well maintained. We personally know the Hower family, they are an amazing hard working family that give back to the community

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Thank Ohiobornjr
United States
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place is historical in all ways, if you have to plan a meeting or gathering and you need a historical place choose this, you can't go wrong!

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1 Thank JM C
Akron, Ohio
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282 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Many things inside can recommend a visit to this building, but I do not see why it is so important. I am not that type of person who likes to dwell on making visits to nostalgic places. Yes parts of the history of Akron are here with connections to recent past events and buildings.Is a guided or non-guided tour of... More 

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Thank GiudoLocattelli
Temple Terrace, Florida
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You can do a self guided tour or a guided one. Most of the Victorians were able to provide a lot of history. The house is mid/late 1800s-early 1900s and it is beautiful, especially at Christmas. Try to attend one of the teas and dress period appropriate or one of the other events (prices range). Regular tours are $8 but... More 

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1 Thank Brandi K
Euclid, Ohio
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Interesting to step back in time and relive this particular era. The guides are well versed in the history of Hower House and its inhabitants. See the window with the little girl's name scratched in it. Thanks for the interesting tidbits.

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Thank Nora441
Akron, OH
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We visited during the Christmas season and the house was absolutely lovely. It was a self-guided tour but there were plenty of volunteers there to give us the history if we wanted to know more. It took us about an hour to go through it. At the end there were cookies and cider to enjoy. Their gift shop helped us... More 

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Thank RCrocker
Arlington, Virginia
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395 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Hower House is a 3-story house that was built in Akron in 1871. It's not especially old, large or historic. It does have many original furnishings and has been well-preserved, however, so it shows the lifestyle and fashions of a wealthy family of that time. What I liked about the Hower house is that most of the rooms are open... More 

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