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Hower House

60 Fir Hl, Akron, OH 44304-1523
+1 330-972-6909
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Lovely victorian home

We loved our tour of this wonderful 146 year old victorian home. Our volunteer tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Diane B

Such a beautiful Second Empire Victorian. Plenty of street parking right in front of the property... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Sheryl B
Bethesda, Maryland
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60 Fir Hl, Akron, OH 44304-1523
+1 330-972-6909
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We loved our tour of this wonderful 146 year old victorian home. Our volunteer tour guide was wonderful. Some of the great features of the home are the architecture, the black walnut woodwork, and the third floor ballroom One very unique feature of the home...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful Second Empire Victorian. Plenty of street parking right in front of the property. Bring cash for admission. The volunteers who staff this house and give tours clearly love it, and it shows. It has been wonderfully restored/preserved, and is full of treasures...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My husband and I were very impressed with this gem in Akron. The house is beautiful, and it's wonderful that the furnishings were owned by the family! The woodwork and chandeliers are lovely! The docents were so sweet and clearly enjoy their job. I highly...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The Hower House is one of the oldest house in Akron. Once owned by the Hower family, it is now the site of weddings, fund raisers and tours. The rooms are decorated in the same manner as they once were. History buffs will enjoy this.

Thank Vivian L. H
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Been to this "Beautiful Victorian Mansion" many times for High Tea, Christmas Special events etc. It is by far one of my favorite historical places to visit. The Victorian furniture, rugs, wall hanging etc.like none I've seen before. Being here is a beautiful and wonderful...More

Thank Magda F
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The initial fortune that made this house possible came from inventive men, but its maintenance, development, survival, and significance are due to the creative and philanthropic energy of two generations of extraordinary women in the family: Blanche Bruot Hower (1860-1953) and Grace Hower Crawford (1881-1973)....More

Thank Bokononer
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Hower House is a beautifully restored Victorian home. The carriage house has a collection of coaches and wagons that have also been restored.

Thank Phyllis K
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Hower Museum is a must see in Akron. This Victorian mansion is unusual with a center entry hall with several rooms radiating from this circle. An amazing wooden circular staircase takes you up three levels. Each room is tastefully completed in either Victorian or...More

1  Thank 811victoria
Reviewed 1 April 2016

This late 19th century home of a rich merchant family (and they made everything including wicker baby buggies) is well furnished with period antiques. However, we have been most impressed with the programs arranged by the members of their board. Recent interesting ones have included...More

Thank PCmonkey
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This museum can be done in 2 hours or less. There is always a coupon in some publication. Christmas is a fun time to go for the decorations.

Thank Becky M
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