Adena Mansion & Gardens
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Phone: 740-772-1500, 800-319-7248
The house is one of only three houses designed by
Benjamin Henry Latrobe still standing in the country.
Latrobe is considered the first professional American architect and served as architect of the U.S.capitol under President Thomas Jefferson. Situated on the 300 remaining acres of the original home place are five outbuildings and formal gardens. The gardens have undergone major renovation. Visitors may stroll through three terraces of flowers and vegetables, as well as the shrubs and trees in the grove. Looking east from the north lawn of the mansion, one can see across the Scioto River Valley to the Logan Range. This view was the inspiration for the Great Seal of the State of Ohio.
A new Museum and Education Center features interactive exhibits that use the stories of people connected to Adena to give visitors a picture of life in Ohio in the early 1800s as well as classrooms, meeting and rental space.