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3 Best Landmarks in Akron, OH

Expert recommended Top 3 Landmarks in Akron, Ohio. All of our landmarks actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

DR. BOB’S HOME

855 Ardmore Avenue, Akron, OH 44302 DIRECTIONS

Since 1915

Here’s The Deal:
Dr. Bob's Home is a historic house museum in Akron. This home is now owned by Founders Foundation and is operated by them as a museum dedicated to the history of AA. The small arts and crafts house tucked away on a quiet street in Akron, Ohio, became the life-long home of Dr. Bob Smith and his wife, Anne Ripley Smith. The home was named a National Historic Landmark on Oct. 31, 1985. Dr. Bob's Home is one of the two National Historic Landmarks in Summit County and one of 73 in the state of Ohio. Dr. Bob's Home and gift shop is free to guests every day from Noon to 3:00 p.m., seven days a week.

SPECIALTY:
Rental Facility, Birthday Party, Scouting, Special Events, Gift Shops, Conservation, Reception, Meeting Space and Facilities, Private Party, House, Architecture Buildings, Field Trip, Guided Tours, Wedding, Classrooms, Corporate Events & Workshops

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drbobshome.org

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Mon-Sun: 12pm - 3pm

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HOWER HOUSE

60 Fir Hill, Akron, OH 44325 DIRECTIONS

Since 1871

Here’s The Deal:
Hower House is a Second Empire Italianate structure built-in 1871. The house is one of the finest and best-preserved standards of its style in the country and is on the National Historic Landmark registry. This elegant home is filled with unique furnishings and treasures collected by the Hower Family during their travels worldwide. The classic home is stretched with unique furnishings and treasures accumulated by the Hower Family during their travels worldwide. The visitors are grateful to view the unique architecture and rare gems of this National Historical Landmark 11 months of the year.

SPECIALTY:
Birthday Party, Photo Gallery, Architecture Buildings, Cellar Door Store, Landmarks, Membership Information, Afternoon Tea Programs, Special Events, Reception, Wedding, Private Party, Group Tour, Conservation, Field Trip, Rental & Corporate Event

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uakron.edu/aux/hower.dot

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Wed-Sat: 12pm - 3pm
Sun: 1pm - 4pm
Mon & Tue: Closed

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SIMON PERKINS STONE MANSION

550 Copley Road, Akron, OH 44320 DIRECTIONS

Since 1837

Here’s The Deal:
Simon Perkins Stone Mansion is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Ohio. The mansion was constructed by Colonel Simon Perkins, son of Akron's founder General Simon Perkins. The mansion is now a historical house museum whose objects and rooms not only bring to life the Perkins family's lifestyles over three generations. It was built in contrast with the rough-faced stone walls with quoins, lintels, sills, dressed stone, and a water table. The house has most impressive highlight is the two-story portico. The mansion also served as the central place of the Junior League of Akron Designer ShowHouse.

SPECIALTY:
Youth and Family Programs, Summer Camp, Group Tour, Architectural, Educational, Event Rentals, Library, Preservation and Restoration, Exhibitions, Community Outreach, Speaker Presentations, Workshops & Cultural Activities

Price: Self guided tours is $8 for adults and $2 for students

summithistory.org/perkins...

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Wed-Sat: 1pm - 4pm
Sun-Tue: Closed

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