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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron

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Witness the splendor of early 20th-century America at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the country's sixth-largest historical home open to the public. The landscaped estate and its buildings, including the vast manor house, were built for F.A. Seiberling, founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. The estate now encompasses 28 ha (70 acres) with eight historical gardens and five historical buildings, including the 65-room manor house. Various tours of the estate take you from the manicured grounds through the glamour of the manor. You'll see its indoor swimming pool and music room with an organ, as well as the servants' quarters and utility rooms. Many different tours are available; you can find details and buy tickets online. Make Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens a centerpiece of your Akron vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Akron trip planner.
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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens reviews

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  • Christmas decorations were amazing, The House was so beautifully decorated. Enjoyed every bit, inside and out. Wonderful Christmas experience with my daughter and her best friends. 
    Christmas decorations were amazing, The House was so beautifully decorated. Enjoyed every bit, inside and out. Wonderful Christmas experience with my daughter and her best friends.  more »
  • This is always a favorite destination when I visit Akron. A relic from a different era, I have always been awed by the interiors and gardens alike. The playgarden was new since I had last visted... 
    This is always a favorite destination when I visit Akron. A relic from a different era, I have always been awed by the interiors and gardens alike. The playgarden was new since I had last visted...  more »
  • The house is great especially during the Christmas season when there are lights everywhere. The gardens in summer show another side of the privileged life. 
    The house is great especially during the Christmas season when there are lights everywhere. The gardens in summer show another side of the privileged life.  more »
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  • Amazing mansion, grounds, gardens and greenhouse. A gem for the city and the state. The staff and tour guide were incredibly helpful, insightful and knowledgeable. You should visit this site often. This will satisfy the fans of architecture and the history buff. This place is literally a time capsule, with over 90% of the contents from the original family. We will visit again. This has our highest recommendation. We would recommend studying the various tour options because you could easily spend all day at the estate. We spent two hours with a tour guide and saw less than half of the rooms! We will also return in the warmer months so we can get more appreciation of the numerous gardens. Keep strolling to find former tennis courts, ponds and a view of the valley below.
  • Wonderful holiday light display at Deck the Halls. They had overflow parking and a shuttle. Light display on grounds amazing. The trees inside the manor house were like you entered a fairy tale. Busy but crowds flowed really well. Great job staff & volunteers!!
  • This is a beautiful mansion/castle. I did the self-guided tour. If you want to go up the tower you have to do the Crannies and Cook tour. It took me 2 hours to tour the entire place. The museum is kid friendly. My kids completed a scavenger hunt during the tour and received a free prize at the end (it’s free). You can’t carry in a backpack even it is a purse. There are a lot of antiques so they’ll make you leave your bag somewhere I’m not sure.
  • This was our first time at the mansions and gardens. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly. We did the self guided tour and it had a nice flow to it. There were plenty of volunteers to interact with and ask questions. We learned a lot and also enjoyed the beauty of the estate and grounds. The butterfly house was a nice surprise towards the end of our tour. They stop selling tickets at 4pm, but don’t close until 5pm. We were there for about 2.5 hours, but could have longer.
  • It was absolutely stunning. It was a birthday trip for my daughter and I. It is worth every cent. It's affordable a wonderful history lesson. Definitely recommend the guided tour. Our tour guide Carol was like family. Not a question she didn't know. She was very detailed and generous. The gardens.The butterfly hut was a suprise. I can't say enough. It's a must see. Everything is original too.

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