Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Ohio is the former estate of the family of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Completed in 1915, the estate was designed by architect Charles Schneider and landscape architect Warren Manning in the Tudor Revival style. It is 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 20th century, when the emergence of modern America made Akron the Rubber Capital of the World. The estate includes a 65-room Manor House, Gate Lodge, Corbin Conservatory & 70 acres of historic gardens and grounds. The Gate Lodge has its own historic significance: in 1935, two admitted alcoholics met and talked long into the night when the principles that still serve as the cornerstone of Alcoholics Anonymous were identified. In 1957, Stan Hywet became a non-profit historic estate museum so that the public could benefit from the cultural, educational, and inspirational riches of one of the most significant achievements in architecture and horticulture to come out of America's Industrial Age. Stan Hywet is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is Akron, Ohio's oldest National Historic Landmark.Stan Hywet is open Tuesday through Sunday (closed to the public on Mondays) from April through December. The Estate hosts rotating exhibits and public programs and is available for wedding and corporate events.
Features & Amenities
historic house museum, historic gardens, family friendly
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