Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

714 N. Portage Path
Akron, OH 44303- Map It
(330) 836-5533

AAA Editor Notes

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, is considered one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in the country. It was built 1912-15 for Frank A. Seiberling, co-founder of Goodyear and founder of Seiberling Rubber companies. The 65-room manor house contains art treasures from around the world. Features include an impressive music room and the three-story Great Hall. The Gate Lodge near the front gate was originally the estate superintendent's home. It was in the Gate Lodge that the first discussion of what would become Alcoholics Anonymous took place. An exhibit highlights the historic event. Self-guiding and 1.25-hour guided tours are offered. The 1.5-hour Nooks & Crannies Manor House Tour takes visitors to additional areas of the house, including the domestic and service areas. The property also offers a restored English garden, a Japanese garden, a lagoon and scenic vistas. The 2.5-hour Grand Estate Tour includes the house and garden. The Corbin Conservatory houses a tropical garden, “Garden Under Glass.” Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Grounds (includes Gate Lodge and conservatory) $10; $5 (military with ID); $4 (ages 6-17 and college students with ID). Self-guiding house tour (includes grounds, Gate Lodge and conservatory) $14; $7 (military with ID); $6 (ages 6-17 and college students with ID). Guided house tour (includes grounds, Gate Lodge and conservatory) $19; $9.50 (military with ID); $8 (ages 6-17 and college students with ID). Nooks & Crannies Tour (includes grounds, Gate Lodge and conservatory) $28; $14 (military with ID); $10 (ages 6-17 and college students with ID). Grand Estate Tour (includes guided house tour and guided historic garden tour) $24; $12 (military with ID); $10 (ages 6-17 and college students with ID). Senior citizens receive a 50 percent discount Tues. only. Ages 0-15 must be accompanied by an adult in the house.
Hours: Tues.-Sun. (also Memorial Day and Labor Day) 10-6; last admission 1 hour, 30 minutes before closing. Self-guiding grounds tours 10-6. Self-guiding house tours 11-4:30. Guided house tour departs on the hour 11-4. Nooks & Crannies Tour departs Tues.-Sun. at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30. Grand Estate Tour departs Tues.-Sun. at 12:30, May-Sept. Closed major holidays.