Hower House Museum

As part of the University of Akron’s campus, we will be suspending all tours and events at the Hower House Museum until early April, effective TODAY.  For more information on UA’s response to the coronavirus, please check out the link below. If there are any changes or updates, we will be sure to keep you posted.  Thank you for your understanding and as always keep washing your hands. For UA statement click here.
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PLEASE PARDON OUR DUST AS OUR NEW WEBSITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  Feel to contact us with any questions.

Hower House is a Second Empire Italianate structure, built in 1871 by Akron Industrialist, John Henry Hower and his wife, Susan Youngker Hower.

The designer of this 28-room Victorian mansion was Jacob Snyder, a noted Akron architect, perhaps best known for his part in developing the “Akron Plan,” a floor plan widely used in church constructions locally and across the United States between 1870 and 1917.HH_spring

This elegant home is filled with unique treasures and furnishings collected by the Hower Family during their travels around the world. Hower House Museum is open for public and private tours, as well as group tours.

Hower House Museum is open 11 months per year and offers a variety of exhibits and programs.

Hower House remains one of the finest and best preserved examples of its style in the country and is on the National Historic Landmark registry.

Celebrating more than 144 years

Hower House is a second Empire Italianate structure, built in 1871 by Akron Industrialist, John Henry Hower and his wife, Susan Youngker Hower.

The designer of this 28-room Victorian Mansion was Jacob Snyder, a noted Akron architect, perhaps best know for his part in developing the “Akron Plan,” a floor plan widely used in church constructions locally and across the United States between 1870 and 1917.

Hower House remains one of the finest and best preserved examples of its style in the country and is on the National Historic Landmark registry.n.