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Hower House

60 Fir Hill, Akron, OH
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Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in Akron
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- May 29, 2014
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Euclid, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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9 reviews 9 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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102 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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Kent, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
90 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 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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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Hower House is a delightful Victorian-era house near the University of Akron. The interior has been maintained much as the original owners enjoyed it. The architecture is intricate and interesting, but if you are handicapped or in a wheelchair, you will not be able to access the second floor. The steps are steep. But seeing just the first floor is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

This is a beautiful addition to the University of Akron campus and the region. Congratulations University of Akron for your commitment to endeavors such as the preservation of Hower House.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2002

Some thirty years ago while helping at a friend's church activity, I spotted a nearby beauty. She was nearly 100 years old, four stories tall, graced with arched sandstone moldings and etched windows. Peering in the windows while passing by, I saw the last family member of a 100 year occupation. About 1971 or so I read where she had... More

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