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Address: 714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303-1363
Phone Number: +1 888-836-5533
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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, located in Akron, Ohio, is the former home...

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 and uniquely Ohio

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is a staple for Northeast Ohio locals and history buffs. The gardens are beautifully maintained all year round. On a nice day, expect to see couples... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the Nooks & Crannies tour which took us through all the working quarters of the house that visitors usually don't see. But be warned there are many old staircases to climb! The home was built by one of the rubber barons of the time so the opulence is consistent with the era. The guide was quite informative and... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is a staple for Northeast Ohio locals and history buffs. The gardens are beautifully maintained all year round. On a nice day, expect to see couples, families, and photographers here and there. I highly recommend getting the ticket to enter the house if you're interested in the history of the property, I did because I'm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit Stan Hywet Hall and gardens every year around Christmas for their Deck the Halls event! They have hundreds of light displays and the manor house is decorated for Christmas. They also have lots of fun activities for the kids. It has become a yearly tradition for my family!!

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StanHywet, Public Relations Manager at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Christina! Glad you are enjoying our Deck the Hall event and we hope you'll visit us again next year. More 

Atwater, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the nooks and crannies tour and it was awesome. Got to see some parts of the mansion the some never see. Well worth spending the day here. The gardens are great but I was most impressed with the mansion itself and the furnishings. The guide we had was great and had a lot of knowledge about the Seiberling... More 

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StanHywet, Public Relations Manager at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your Nooks Tour and all the furnishings. Hope you will visit us again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is a very unique Ohio experience. Bring the camera (just don't use flash) and explore this beautiful Tudor estate. Mr. Hywet was the co-founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and this place shows how successful he was. The place looks like the a castle. The house is one of the largest historical homes... More 

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StanHywet, Public Relations Manager at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Chris! Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you got some wonderful fall photos. More 

Fairlawn, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been there quite a few times and brouht ou-of-town guests, too. Interesting rooms with authentic furniture. Many different gardens and a nice green house. Take a tour with a docent: it's worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lights .A house with a lot of history. Beautiful wood work. The family left their items so many of the things were the families each room is decorated for the holidays. Docents knowledgeable they also have a greenhouse where you can buy poinsettias. Have a café in the stable area have not eaten there but looks nice. I have... More 

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StanHywet, Public Relations Manager at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Diane! We're so glad to hear you have enjoyed your visits and hope you will come again soon. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touring this gorgeous mansion was not only a charming and unique experience but educational as well. There is no shortage of people to answer questions (we took the self guided tour with a booklet of instructions, maps, facts, etc). Strolling the gardens was quite romantic. Anxious to go back in the spring to see the gardens

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StanHywet, Public Relations Manager at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Kristen. Glad you enjoyed your self-guided tour and we hope to see you next year! More 

Akron, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If youre a history buff like me, you won't want to miss seeing all the history this place has to offer

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful home and journey through life in early 20th century Ohio. The family history is wonderful and the home is a true Ohio treasure. It is great for families, friends, couples, and solo visits.

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