Adena Mansion & Gardens
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.
Situated on the 300 remaining acres of the original homeplace 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 1800’s. Also available are classroom, meeting and rental space.
In addition to guided tours of the our mansion, Adena hosts educational and entertaining events throughout the year.
Nestled in the hills of Southern Ohio in Ross County, one of Ohio's primer historical sites, Adena Mansion & Gardens.
Home of Ohio Statesman Thomas Worthington. Surround yourself with the same ambiance and serenity that Worthington and fellow statesmen sought as they helped build our great state.
For more information or to book your meeting call (740)772-1500 or (800)319-7248