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Address: 60 Fir Hill, Akron, OH 44304-1523
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+1 330-972-6909

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Beautiful mansion with original furnishings

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 3, 2017
Andrea B
Massillon, Ohio
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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 recommend a visit to this beautiful home.

Thank Andrea B
Little River, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Vivian L. H
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 experience every time.

Thank Magda F
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

The initial fortune that made this house possible came from inventive men, but its maintenance, development, survival, and significance are due to the creative and philanthropic energy of two generations of extraordinary women in the family: Blanche Bruot Hower (1860-1953) and Grace Hower Crawford (1881-1973). Although we are not specially interested in the Victorian period, we resonated to this house... More 

Thank Bokononer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Hower House is a beautifully restored Victorian home. The carriage house has a collection of coaches and wagons that have also been restored.

Thank Phyllis K
North Bay Village, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

The Hower Museum is a must see in Akron. This Victorian mansion is unusual with a center entry hall with several rooms radiating from this circle. An amazing wooden circular staircase takes you up three levels. Each room is tastefully completed in either Victorian or Empire furnishings. The top floor houses the travel trunks, with all the stickers indicating how... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

This late 19th century home of a rich merchant family (and they made everything including wicker baby buggies) is well furnished with period antiques. However, we have been most impressed with the programs arranged by the members of their board. Recent interesting ones have included such variety as a jazz piano recital and a program on historic restoration.

Thank PCmonkey
Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This museum can be done in 2 hours or less. There is always a coupon in some publication. Christmas is a fun time to go for the decorations.

Thank Becky M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

so happy to see what they have done with this lovely place.......its a must see visit at the holidays as well!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

Our guide shared much about the Howers and their importance to Akron history. A beautifully restored home. Linda was quite knowledgeable and shred her information well. At $6 for seniors, it is well worth the admission.

Thank Janet S

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