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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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  • We walked through the grounds with friends (lots of small children) and enjoyed the scenery. Many areas to view that offer conversation starters and learning experiences for little ones in a gorgeous ...  more »
  • A wonderful restoration job has been done here, and all the interior furnishings are owned by the family that owned Stan Hywett. Gardens are gorgeous. This is a real treasure.  more »
  • It was raining on the day of my visit and, although it wasn't heavy enough to keep me inside completely, I did not get to spend as much time exploring the grounds as I would have liked. The tour of th...  more »
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  • I love visiting this place!! The grounds and mansion are well maintained and a joy to share with the family. The summer is a beautiful time to walk the grounds and see the gardens. Winter is a great time to walk the property, green house and mansion to see all of the spectacular Christmas lights and decorations inside and outside. The murder mystery is a fun outing while touring the mansion, the actors are funny and they put on a good show. Again, I absolutely enjoy visiting this place and all the events they have to offer. Great history at Stan Hewitt!
  • This is one of the most beautiful places in Ohio. I am lucky to be a member here and to get to experience it in every season. The grounds are always gorgeous any time of year, but fall is my favorite. Their Christmas events are absolutely wonderful and I have made it a tradition with my family. It is always a joy to see this immaculately preserved home and attend all their events.
  • I visited the Hall on a recent trip to Akron. I had a morning free, and saw it was the #1 attraction on trip advisor. I went on a guided tour, which was excellent. I think it lasted about 90 minutes. We did not get to see all of the house, but saw a lot of it. Our guide said the house has about 95% of its original furnishings, and it really is spectacular. I was visiting in November, so the gardens were not in good form, but I would enjoy coming back to see them if the opportunity presents itself.
  • Loved it. We toured the house on the regular house tour. Then we went back for the Murder Mystery Dinner. It was the 10th anniversary for it, and we had never been. It was incredibly done. Before we went to the dinner, we took the nooks and crannies tour. We had a wonderful time on both of the tours and definitely loved the Dinner theater. Please visit if you can.
  • One of Akron's greatest treasures. Taking a tour of the manor house and grounds is totally worth it. The house is furnished such that it actually feels like it's still being lived in, which gives you a better impression of what it was like to live there. If you're visiting during nice weather, don't forget to tour the grounds as well!
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