Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Education: On the Estate. And Beyond the Gate.

Our 2013 theme is A Passion for the Land, a nod to the Seiberlings' appreciation of nature as a guiding principle for their enjoyment of life. Our education department offers several new and engaging ways for guests of all ages to rediscover the Estate while learning how one family's passion has evolved into a shared legacy.

Student Tours
Stan Hywet welcomes students and educators to engage in a memorable and educational experience within the Manor House and surrounding gardens and grounds at a reduced rate. To be sure that your students' needs are accommodated, or for additional information, please contact Pamela Courrier in the Group Sales Office at 330-315-3284 or via e-mail at

To ensure that your visit goes well, we highly recommend that you allow at least two and a half hours for your group’s visit. Please also note:
• Advance reservations (at least two weeks in advance) are required.
• We require one form of payment per group. Please make your check payable to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.
• Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. This will enable your group to be greeted by our hospitality staff, divided into smaller groups for the tour and if needed, use the restroom facilities.
• Please discuss the Museum Guidelines with your students prior to your visit. 

Professional Development for Teachers
Stan Hywet is collaborating with the Summit County Educational Service Center  IESC) to offer professional development opportunities at the Estate for teachers.

Workshops adhere to Ohio’s New Learning Standards and include everything from primary source investigation to teaching with GeoSpacial technology. Price includes admission, use of resources and lunch at Molly's Café. Graduate Credit is available for an extra fee.

View current workshop dates, details and registration information or download a printable flyer

Butterfly Habitat
Enjoy Beauty in Flight: Butterflies of North America from late June to early September. The butterfly habitat is located next to the Corbin Conservatory, and staff and volunteer naturalists from the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm are available to provide an engaging and interactive experience. Learn about the butterfly life cycle, or try getting a native lepidoptera to land on a cotton swab soaked in "nectar." It's a fun and educational place for the entire family.

Don’t just walk around Stan Hywet; bring the entire family and go on a Quest, a fun and different way to to explore the gardens and grounds. We've partnered with our friends at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to create these scavenger hunts. Pick up your Quest in Admissions or download Designing the Landscape Quest here and follow a series of clues to locate a hidden “treasure box.”  For more information,  and to find other Quests in the Ohio & Erie Canalway, visit

Are you interested in participating in a high-tech treasure hunt to explore the gardens and grounds? Try geocaching at Stan Hywet: we've hidden treasure boxes called “geocaches” throughout the property, waiting to be discovered by you. For more information and to download the free app to your smart phone or hand-held GPS, visit

Living History Days
Friends, business associates and staff members of the Seiberling family are eager to tell you about life in the 1920s on an American Country Estate. Played by our History First Hand troupe, this interactive tour takes place on select Saturdays throughout the season and is appropriate for guests of all ages. All tours on Living History Days are self-guided and take place from 11am-4:30pm and are included in a self-guided tour admission.

In 2014, Living History Days are: April 12, May 17, July 19, September 13 and November 8.


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