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Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

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Address: 714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303
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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Wow, outstanding this place is beyond words. A true must see. We took a self guided tour, which was nice to take our time to look and admire each room we could see. I do believe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jennifer M
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North Ridgeville
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North Ridgeville
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow, outstanding this place is beyond words. A true must see. We took a self guided tour, which was nice to take our time to look and admire each room we could see. I do believe that we missed out on a lot not being open to us. Still an amazing time.

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Green, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see the house and gardens. Place is very beautiful. The home can be seen with a self guided or guided tour. Grounds and green house are self guided. Home is very well maintained and shows you how a person of wealth lived in the 19th century. Pictures and rooms are very beautiful.

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Medina, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful gardens and grounds to walk. Beautiful Butterfly house. We took the home and garden tours. They have a lovely gift shop for anything from gadgets to fine china and jewelry.

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Olney, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went with a friend and her two small children. There is a strict no touching of most things in the house (and strollers are not allowed) but we managed to do the self guided tour Very well. Though I would really like to go back sans children and really take in all the fine details! The gardens however are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Popular and family accessible zoo with wonderful exhibits. The snow leopard cubs are a huge draw, but there are many other wonderful things to see like the grizzly bears, jelly fish, and capybara. The carousel and train are a bit hit with the little ones.

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I planned a trip to various locations in Ohio. This was our second stop on day 2 and we were overwhelmed to see them raising the Canadian flag when we arrived. We were all split into small groups before entering the "little house". Not one of our group of 57 was disappointed except for the fact that 2 hours is... More 

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

Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed your tour and hope you will visit again the next time you are in Akron. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review and rating is specific to the Christmas season. We visited at Christmas for the first time last season and it was better than we could have imagined. The entire house and grounds were decorated for Christmas. They had live music and hundreds of decorated Christmas trees in the house. The grounds were lit up everywhere and the grandchildren... More 

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

Hello Guy S.! Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed our Christmas event, DECK THE HALL last December. Work for the 2016 season has been well underway for months; our staff is busy planning and creating this year's event, which is themed "Storybook Christmas." The Manor House decorations will be inspired by well-loved Christmas storybooks. We're also adding a second... More 

Centerville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful....that's all I can say! The English and Japanese garden were my favorite! We opted for the tour guide and he was exceptionally knowledgeable and humorous. The house is gorgeous! Please take the time to visit here if you are in the Akron area!

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

Thanks for your review! The English Garden and Japanese Garden are always very popular spots, and great to visit in the summertime. More 

Little River, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stan Hywet is a wondrous old "castle" in Akron. It was built in the early 1900s with a lot of European touches. For someone who loves architecture, antiques, wondrous gardens and the sheer beauty of a long-ago time, you must visit here! One can view almost all areas of the home including the old kitchens, old phone systems, the upstairs... More 

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

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your tour! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We try to get to Stan Hywet a few times a year. It is such a beautiful place, inside and out. The gardens were stunning in July (we tried to ignore the heat and humidity). The butterfly house was a lot of fun--the kids really enjoyed feeding them.

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

Thanks for your review! The butterflies are a big attraction to the estate during the summer. More 

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