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Adena Mansion & Gardens

847 Adena Road
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Phone: 740-772-1500, 800-319-7248
Overview
Adena was the 2000-acre estate of Thomas Worthington (1773-1827), sixth governor of Ohio and one of the state's first United States Senators. The mansion house, completed in 1806-1807, has been restored to look much as it did when the Worthington family lived there, including many original Worthington family furnishings.

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.

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Calendar of Events
Birds at Adena
Sun Apr 8

2:00 pm

Does your child enjoy exploring the outdoors. Are they interested in Ohios wildlife. Then join us for Birds at Adena.

This event is perfect for your little ones to learn about birds in the area, while making a birdhouse to take home and enjoy. Adenas own Braeden Conaway will teach the children about birds that live here at Adena, and hopefully they will spot some of their own.

Reservations are required with pre-paid admission (all children must have an adult chaperon).

Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Spring Hike
Sun Apr 22

2:00 pm

Gear up for spring on a guided woodland hike! Join Joe Bost for a hike around the grounds and trails of Adena Mansion and Gardens. Participants will meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00pm.

This event is offered at no cost and is open to adults and children. It is recommended that everyone dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Registration is required and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Heirloom Plant Sale
May 5 (Sat)
thru
May 20 (Sun)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat

12:00 - 5:00 pm Sun

Adena Mansion and Gardens annual plant sale focuses on heirloom plants – varieties raised and passed on before the advent of industrial farming. Many go back at least as far as Worthingtons time.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme – treasured staples of the medieval pantry and probably Thomas Worthingtons as well – will be among the 85 varieties of herbs, tomatoes, vegetables and flowers on sale at this years Adena Mansion and Gardens plant sale.

Flower varieties for sale that are the same as those grown in the gardens include foxglove, Maltese cross, morning glory, dianthus, coreopsis, Sweet William, and balsam. Among herbs in the sale, lavender and thyme are also grown in the garden. Also available will be dill, basil, chives, oregano, cucumbers, peppers, and cabbage to name a few. Tomato varieties for sale will include Black from Tula, Arkansas Traveler, Black Sea Man, Cherokee Purple, Mortgage Lifter, Hillbilly (Potato Leaf), and Green Zebra.

There will also be metal art for purchase, such as bottle trees and shepherds hooks. In addition there will also be some hanging baskets and vegetables.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Art with Skip
Sat May 5

12:00 pm

Local Chillicothe artist skip Hathaway will offer an art class for children of all ages. The classes will take place at the Education Center. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event, which is offered at no cost. Art supplies will be provided and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Tecumseh Visits Adena
Sun May 6

2:00 pm.

Join us for Native Americans at Adena, where children will learn about the relationship between Tecumseh and Thomas Worthington. Children will make a dream catcher as they learn about the historical and political importance of Tecumsehs visit to Adena in 1807. Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $5 per guest (all children must have an adult chaperon).

Cost: $5 per person, Res Req

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
High Tea at Adena
Sun May 13

2:00 pm.

Have you ever wondered what social calls were like in the Victorian period. Join us for High Tea at Adena Mansion and Gardens as we spend the afternoon with Martha Worthington, wife of James Worthington. Tea and assorted desserts will be served in the garden. Reservations are required with pre-paid admission.

Cost: $20 per person, Res Req

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
Art with Skip
Sat Jun 2

12:00 pm

Local Chillicothe artist skip Hathaway will offer an art class for children of all ages. The classes will take place at the Education Center. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event, which is offered at no cost. Art supplies will be provided and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Scavenger Hunt
Sun Jun 3

2:00 pm

Does your child like to explore the natural world around them. Would they like to play on the estate as the Worthington children did. Join us for a Scavenger Hunt at Adena. Led by our own Braeden Conaway, the scavenger hunt will give kids the opportunity to explore the Worthington estate more in depth, while learning about some of the natural elements of the site. Reservations are required and admission is free (all children must have an adult chaperon).

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
A Look into the Worthington Men
Sun Jun 10

2:00 pm

Join us for a lecture from our very own Adena historian, Mary Anne Brown, as she discusses the lives and legacies of the Worthington men. Mary Anne has done a tremendous amount of research on the Worthington family and will take this time to go in depth on the impact of the Worthington men from Governor Worthington to all five of his sons. Reservations are required and admission is free.

Cost: Free Event, Reservations Req

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
Archery at Adena
Sun Jul 1

2:00 pm

Archery was a common pastime for both adults and children in the Worthingtons time. Join us for Archery at Adena, where children will be given an introductory lesson in archery on the lawn of the estate. Feel free to bring your own bow if you have one, but please no crossbows.

Reservations are required and admission is free (all children must have an adult chaperon).

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
19th Century Independence Day Celebration
Sun Jul 1

2:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Independence Day the way they did two centuries ago as you are transported back in time to experience the holiday like it was celebrated in the early 1800s. This event will take place at the picnic pavilion and there is no charge to attend. Activities will include readings of portions of the Declaration of Independence, patriotic poems, a presentation of the flag, a toast to George Washington and 21 gun salute by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard.

Admission to the Mansion and Gardens is $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors, and $5.00 for children 6 and up, free for OHC and AMGS members and children 5 and under. Tours on Sunday begin at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 and the grounds are open from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Social
Sat Jul 7

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Adena Mansion and Gardens will host their annual Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Social in the barn. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket and sit back and relax while you listen to the live music and order some homemade fruit cobblers and root beer floats to enjoy. Additional cost for cobbler and floats.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors, and $5.00 for children 6 -12, free for OHC and AMGS members and children 5 and under. You may purchase your tickets online or at the door. Tours on Saturday begin at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 and the grounds are open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Cost: $5-10 per person

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
Art with Skip
Sat Jul 7

12:00 pm

Local Chillicothe artist skip Hathaway will offer an art class for children of all ages. The classes will take place at the Education Center. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event, which is offered at no cost. Art supplies will be provided and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Base Ball - Adena Worthingtons vs Ohio Village
Sun Jul 8

2:00 pm

Join us on the grounds of Adena Mansion and Gardens for a game of Base Ball (yes, two words) as the Adena Worthingtons take on the Ohio Village Muffins. Step back to the 1860s and cheer on the Worthingtons.

Cost: $5-10 per person

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
Art with Skip
Sat Aug 4

12:00 pm

Local Chillicothe artist skip Hathaway will offer an art class for children of all ages. The classes will take place at the Education Center. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event, which is offered at no cost. Art supplies will be provided and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
A Night Under the Stars
Sun Aug 12

9:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what the night sky in Chillicothe would have looked like before all of the light pollution and smog? Here at Adena Mansion and Gardens we have an excellent view of the stars. Join us for a star gazing event with a guest lecturer, where you can enjoy the beauty of the estate and the Perseid meteor shower.

A Night Under the Stars will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 9:30 pm. Reservations are required and admission is free.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Website: www.adenamansion.com/index.htm
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