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Address: 60 Fir Hill, Akron, OH
Phone Number: 330-972-6909

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
MaryN1224
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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 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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Akron, Ohio
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229 reviews 229 reviews
97 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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34 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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Address: Address: 60 Fir Hill, Akron, OH
Phone Number: 330-972-6909
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron

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