Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

4572955407_87f4805c7b_bCleveland's Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, a national historic landmark, is the nation's sixth largest historic home that is open to the public. Visitors can shop, dine, and explore the estate spread over five historic buildings and eight historic gardens.

The Manor House, once owned by the Seiberling family, is considered to be one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America. Visitors will see original furniture and fascinating artifacts and treasures in the house from around the globe.The Corbin Conservatory is another excellent attraction, originally used by the Seiberling family to grow produce and plant materials in the style of a European orangery. Composed of 4,322 panes of laminated glass, The Palm House is part of the conservatory and was a place of relaxation for the family.

In the course of the visit, you should spend some time examining the many vibrant gardens. Stan Hywet’s grounds were designed between 1912 and 1915 by renowned American landscape architect, Warren Manning. The English Garden was redesigned by Ellen Biddle Shipman in 1929 and here visitors will enjoy seeing the dramatic color and blooms.Another program you may enjoy is the Manor House Tour, in which you will be led by an interpreter through the breathtaking estate. Guests will learn what life was like when the Seiberling family lived in the home and you will visit interior spaces such as the Great Hall.