The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, OH grounds are open to the public for free during daylight hours. The Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House are currently not open for tours but the agency is working to host virtual tours sometime in the future.

The Society office has limited hours. Appointments are required. Please call 330.535.1120 or email

Outside Society program funding provided in part by the Akron Community Foundation, County of Summit, Huntington-Akron Foundation, and the Modibo Mutton Hill Fund at the Akron Community Foundation.

2020 Summer Farm Friday programming was provided by the Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the CARES Act of 2020.

Properties are closed:

  • Memorial Day 
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving and Black Friday
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve & New Year's Day