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Hower House

Address: 60 Fir Hill, Akron, OH
Phone Number: 330-972-6909
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Ranked #12 of 59 things to do in Akron
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Akron, Ohio
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211 reviews 211 reviews
90 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 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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Euclid, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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Akron, OH
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Arlington, Virginia
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308 reviews 308 reviews
124 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Took my mom to tour the home and we loved it! Such a beautiful old home, decorated perfectly. Tour was great and we even got to go into the carriage house to see the old vehicles! And the gift shop downstairs was awesome! Very cute stuff and not pricey at all (like most gift shops of the sort)!

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United States
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145 reviews 145 reviews
97 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We visited the Hower House on a Friday afternoon during the Christmas season. The tour is eight dollars per person, but there are discounts for children, seniors and students. I visited once before and I remembered everyone being very friendly. However, this time when we walked into the house the woman behind the desk just stared at us without saying... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Try to go when there is an event...Otherwise you might be disappointed in the presentations

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Right on the University of Akron's campus is this unusual, historic house. Beautiful and interesting; Great little cellar shop also.

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