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Friendly staff and comparable to Stan Hywett!

This house is amazing and ornate. The staff are the most friendly people, you can tell they like... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
shetripsalot
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Akron, Ohio
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Beautiful Victorian house

I took a tour of Hower House last month in Akron, Ohio and was so pleased to find an immaculately... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
barbaramC1970GK
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Columbus, Ohio
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60 Fir Hl, Akron, OH 44304-1523
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This house is amazing and ornate. The staff are the most friendly people, you can tell they like volunteering there. The tour is great, you learn some Akron history, and it’s located on campus so it’s great for something to do that doesn’t take a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

I could have done this tour on my own, at my own pace, and appreciated it more because the docent did not seem to be aware of the details that would have helped make this tour special. I guess these people are unpaid.However, if leading...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

I took a tour of Hower House last month in Akron, Ohio and was so pleased to find an immaculately preserved Second Empire Victorian home. It is very large, with three finished stories. It's apparent that much care has gone in to preserving and maintaining...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

This house is located right on campus, and if you're a student the current cost is 2$!!! You cannot beat that. The staff/tour guides were very friendly and welcoming and seem to really love volunteering there. This house is comparable to Stan Hywett, so if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank shetripsalot
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Went here for an event at The University of Akron and it was very nice. It is a very old house and has beautiful woodwork and decor. It is nice for a cocktail hour event and right by campus.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

We loved our tour of this wonderful 146 year old victorian home. Our volunteer tour guide was wonderful. Some of the great features of the home are the architecture, the black walnut woodwork, and the third floor ballroom One very unique feature of the home...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful Second Empire Victorian. Plenty of street parking right in front of the property. Bring cash for admission. The volunteers who staff this house and give tours clearly love it, and it shows. It has been wonderfully restored/preserved, and is full of treasures...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

My husband and I were very impressed with this gem in Akron. The house is beautiful, and it's wonderful that the furnishings were owned by the family! The woodwork and chandeliers are lovely! The docents were so sweet and clearly enjoy their job. I highly...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Hower House is one of the oldest house in Akron. Once owned by the Hower family, it is now the site of weddings, fund raisers and tours. The rooms are decorated in the same manner as they once were. History buffs will enjoy this.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Vivian L. H
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Been to this "Beautiful Victorian Mansion" many times for High Tea, Christmas Special events etc. It is by far one of my favorite historical places to visit. The Victorian furniture, rugs, wall hanging etc.like none I've seen before. Being here is a beautiful and wonderful...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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$8.00 adults, $6.00 senior citizens (65+ years), $2.00 for students; children six years and under are free with a paid adult admission. Yes you can call for reservations in advance - Call 330.972.6909. You can usually get... More
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