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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

714 North Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303-1363
+1 888-836-5533
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Good Place to Visit

Very interesting buildings and history of the estate. Extensive very well kept gardens and grounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Billontour
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Take a tour of this large mansion and grounds

This is a very large mansion and grounds. We took a tour and the lady was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
xsteves
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so cal
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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 the 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." The Tudor revival Manor House is 64,500 sq. feet and the 6th largest home open to the public in the U.S. 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 Alliance of Museums.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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714 North Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303-1363
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting buildings and history of the estate. Extensive very well kept gardens and grounds also certainly worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Billontour
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very large mansion and grounds. We took a tour and the lady was very knowledgeable and made the place come alive. Without it we would have just meandered around and not knowing the cast of characters and the history of the place.

Thank xsteves
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful day walking the garden and viewing the house. A place that you can visit more than once if you want. Everyone is very nice and helpful.

Thank Marsha N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even locals don't seem to tire of touring the grounds and mansion. The property even boasts the building where the first AA meeting ever took place Spend the day walking the themed gardens-a photographer's paradise. There is a huge array of plant varieties and butterflies....More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother and I went here and did our own tour, we got to go at our own pace which took us half the day. We wondered the huge house and grounds. Everything is kept up well. I would do this tour again but this...More

Thank Crystaldw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited the house years ago (tours 11a-4p $19 including gardens, but worth it, amazing architectural features inside and out, themed rooms, 95% original furniture, but came last night for Shakespeare play. It is in the back by the lagoons (where the Seiberling family...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the great private homes in the USA available for viewing. The Seiberling family is known for founding Goodyear Tire & Rubber. A philanthropic family who generously supported their community and country.

Thank ccohan9355
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a Sunday afternoon taking a self-tour of the mansion and gardens so we could go at our own pace and take pictures when we wanted.Very impressed by the helpful volunteers in providing tram (golf cart) transport from parking lot to mansion and then...More

Thank J0hn003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent nearly three hours among the riot of color throughout the lush gardens of Stan Hywet. It was a perfect summer day with temperatures in the mid-70s and low humidity..too good to go inside and visit the manor house on this visit. Will save that...More

Thank Tricia47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've heard of this place but hadn't visited until this week. We were very impressed not only with the mansion but the gardens were numerous and bursting with color. We also went on the tour which was very informative and added the historical perspective to...More

Thank Greg D
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sharif k
12 February 2017|
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Response from JJD702 | Reviewed this property |
For convenience & access to various food & shopping venues I would concur with Crossfiregrl2015 & go with the Hilton or Doubletree
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Whitehouse346
26 January 2015|
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Response from tonibob | Reviewed this property |
I know of nothing planned at Stan Hywet, but there is a Valentine's Day Downton Abbey dinner with entertainment, and people are encouraged to dress up like that era. It is a fundraiser for a local PBS station and will be... More
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Whitehouse346
26 January 2015|
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Response from Hugh W | Reviewed this property |
Hello Stan Hywet Fan, we have many "History First Hand Days" at Stan Hywet where we take a day in 1920 to dress, talk & act like we are a part of the Seiberling's staff or guests & talk with all the visitors in this vein... More
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