Self-Guided Tours only

Founders' Day Weekend

June 9-11


Honor the 88th anniversary of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which started with a meeting on Mother's Day, 1935 in the Gate Lodge between two admitted alcoholics, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. A meeting that was supposed to last minutes lasted hours and became the underpinnings of a movement that continues to help millions worldwide. 

Guests visiting for Founders’ Day Weekend activities receive free admission to the Gate Lodge. Tour the immersive exhibit, Henrietta Seiberling: A Spark for a Movement.

Check back for more details on Founder's Day 2023.


From time to time, photos will be taken of guests visiting Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. We reserve the right to use these photos for communication, promotional and marketing purposes.