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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. Plan to visit Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Akron attractions using our Akron trip planner .
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  • A fun place to visit with out of town family or friends. The gardens are always beautiful whether fall or summer. The tours are informative as well as the guides. A historic treasure in town.  more »
  • Our first time at the manor and it was spectacular! We went for the afternoon self-guided tour of the manor house and greenhouse, conservatory and rain forest, it was absolutely stunning. Parking is v...  more »
  • Great place year round especially at Christmas! Tree decorations in and out. Lights and even a warm greenhouse to see with beautiful flowers in the winter. Great local history from the founder of Good...  more »
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  • Had a spectacular night there on Saturday. It was very picturesque when it began snowing. We had hot chocolate and their AMAZING gingerbread cookies. A slight crisp on the outside, perfectly soft on the inside. Probably the best gingerbread cookie I've ever had in my entire life. Then we went on the house tour. It was neat to take a look around this old home with all the amenities from the time period when the family lived there. It was late so we didn't get a chance to see the lights, but what we saw from a distance looked nice. Highly recommend for a night with the family or for a couple.
  • Very enjoyable evening with the family during the holiday season. Always interesting to visit the mansion and view the elaborate details of the remarkable architecture. For those with an appreciation for history, this is a worthwhile visit. For those who enjoy holiday lights, period decorations, and the warmth of Stan Hywett decorated for Christmas, this is an excellent seasonal choice. A bit pricey for a ticket at $16, so it might not be for everyone. However, on a nice evening, a 30 minute tour of the house, a stroll around the decorated mansion, and a stop for cocoa and cookies is time well spent.
  • Loved this place!!! We did the self guided tour because it was cheaper and I'm glad we did. They gave us a booklet that included directions on where to go in the castle and the history on it. There are guides throughout to still answer your questions and point you in the right direction. There's even a little play area for kids outside and a conservatory. This place was just beautiful!
  • This was the first time here and I can't wait to go back. The mansion and grounds are just astonishing. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the family. It does sell out and get crowded so plan accordingly.
  • Cool historical museum that is a great place to tour and see a part of the local history of the area. They offer many different tours and a self guided one. The tour guides are friendly and happy to field any and all questions that you have.

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