In 1935 a New York businessman met with a local doctor in Akron Ohio and eventual founded Alcoholics Anonymous. The Akron area is blessed to still hold many of sites where you can learn about our AA history first hand.
Akron Intergroup | A.A. Archives
775 N. Main St., Akron OH 44310
Phone: (330) 253-8181 | Website: https://akronaa.org
Located in the Birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous, the Akron Area Intergroup Office started in 1954 and serves Holmes, Medina, Portage, Summit and Wayne Counties.
Dr. Bob’s Home
855 Ardmore Ave., Akron OH 44302
Phone: (330) 864-1935 | Website: https://drbobshome.org
Dr. Bob & Anne lived here until their passing; Anne in 1949 and Bob in 1950. Open to the public Noon to 3:00 PM everyday but Christmas. (Special hours Founders’ Day weekend).
Dr. Bob & Anne Gravesite | Mt. Peace Cemetery
183 Aqueduct Dr., Akron OH 44303
Phone: (330) 253-4551
Dr. Bob & Anne’s gravesite is located in Section 21, Lot 65, Grave 7.
Seiberling Gatehouse | Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 N. Portage Path, Akron OH 44303
Phone: (330) 836-5533 | Website: https://www.stanhywet.org
Henrietta Seiberling’s home where Dr. Bob & Bill first met. Open to the public April through December, Tuesday – Sunday. Check the website for full hours.
263 S. Main St., Akron OH 44308
Please respect the privacy of this residence
The Mayflower Hotel is where Bill W. made the historic telephone call to Rev. Tunks and then to Henrietta Seiberling who arranged his meeting with Dr. Bob. The Mayflower is now a Senior Living Apartment Complex.
St. Thomas Hospital Heritage Center | Juve Family Behavioral Health Pavilion
45 Arch St., Akron OH 44304
Phone: (330) 379-8190
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 8:30 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The history of how Sister Ignatia and Dr. Bob created the first alcohol treatment unit at St. Thomas Hospital is being preserved on the first-floor Heritage Center. Artifacts that had been housed at St. Thomas Hospital are now located here.
Portage Country Club
240 N. Portage Path, Akron OH 44303
Phone: (330) 836-4994
Bill W. stayed here for two weeks before moving in with Dr. Bob & Anne.
Bill D. Gravesite | Greenlawn Cemetery
2580 Romig Rd., Akron OH 44320
Phone: (330) 745-4515
Bill D., AA #3 is buried in Section F, Lot 517, Grave 3.
King School | First AA Meeting Location
805 Memorial Parkway, Akron OH 44303
“AA Group #1” met here after moving from Dr. Bob’s house on Ardmore Ave. Please respect the privacy of this elementary school.
Dr. Bob’s Former Office | Key Bank
157 S. Main St., Akron OH 44308
The office where Dr. Bob worked is now the Key Bank Building.
Rev. Tunk’s Rectory
Casterton Ave. & Edgerton Rd.
Rev. Tunks was responsible for Bill calling Henrietta Seiberling, who then arranged the meeting between Bill W. and Dr. Bob. Please respect the privacy of this private residence.
T. Henry & Clarace Williams’ Home
676 Palisades Dr., Akron OH 44303
Please respect the privacy of this residence.
The “Drunk Squad“ of the Oxford Group met here before moving to Dr. Bob’s home.