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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Field Trip

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Our latest field trip was a visit to the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens estate. This is the former estate of Franklin "F.A." Seiberling and his family, who lived there from 1915 to 1955. Below is a little bit of background on F.A. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company taken from one of their brochures:
In 1898, F.A. and his brother Charles Willard ("C.W.") co-founded The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The company held numerous inventions and patents related to the rubber industry, and far exceeded the sales and overall success of other big tire companies. By 1916, Goodyear had become the world's largest tire manufacturer with offices, production facilities, and rubber plantations all over the globe.
The manor is 64,500 square feet and includes more than 65 rooms, 23 bathrooms, and 23 fireplaces. When the Sieberlings donated Stan Hywet Hall, it included everything that had been in the home - furnishings, books, etc.

The property includes a Carriage House, a Gate lodge and a Corbin Conservatory. (A historic replication of the original greenhouse complex used for fruit and flower growing as well as a place of relaxation.) Originally the estate sat on 3,000 acres but is currently now on 70 acres.

The gardens are spectacular! The children especially enjoyed the Secret Garden and the Japanese Garden.

Another fun area for the children was where the beehive, tunnel, spider web, and bird's nest were located.

The moms not only enjoyed the beautiful butterflies....

but they also enjoyed themselves too, as always!

Yes, we all had fun and I would highly recommend the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens for a field trip.

Field Trip Cost: $5 for children 6 and above. Educators: Free. They have a cafe but you can also bring a packed lunch which you can eat in their picnic area.

Below are more pictures showing you how enjoyable this field trip was.

If you have visited this estate, please share what you most enjoyed about it.

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  1. Sara @ Embracing DestinyAugust 6, 2013 at 6:38 AM

    I've been there many times over the years! Always enjoyed it. My first trip there was a public school field trip when I was in the 5th grade. I thought the pool in the basement was pretty cool. I grew up in North Canton, so not too far away. =0)

    Stopping by from the TOS Crew.

  2. ASliceofHomeschoolPieAugust 9, 2013 at 6:24 AM

    Hi Sara! I thought the pool was cool too. I enjoyed watching the video of the Seiberling children enjoying the pool all those years ago.

    Thanks for stopping by!


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