Adena Mansion & Gardens
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APR-OCT: Wed-Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5
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Admission
Adults: $10, Seniors: $9, Children 6 and up: $5
OHS, AMGS, and children 5 and under: Free.

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Calendar of Events

July 5: All American Weekend!

Adena Mansion and Gardens Presents a Fourth of July All American Weekend!

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Adena Mansion and Gardens will host a weekend of events to celebrate the glorious Fourth of July!

The festivities begin on Saturday, July 4th with a Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Social in the barn from 11am-4pm. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket and sit back and relax while you listen to the live music of The Sodbusters, Sheri Deane, and Paul Brown and enjoy homemade fruit cobblers and root beer floats.

On Sunday July 5th, at 1:00 pm, 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!

Immediately following, bring your lawn chair and join us on the grounds at 2:00 pm for an old fashioned game of base ball as Adena Mansion and Gardens welcomes The Ohio Village Muffins, an 1860’s base ball team that plays the game by 19th century rules.

All event activities included with Adena Mansion and Gardens admission and there is an additional cost for cobbler and floats. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors, $5.00 for children 6 and up, free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5. Tours on Saturday begin at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 2:30, and 3:30 and the grounds open at 9:00 am and close at 5:00 pm. Tours on Sunday begin at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 and the grounds open at noon and close at 5:00 pm.

Adena Mansion was the home of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington. Adena Mansion and Garden Society manages the site on behalf of Ohio History Connection. Adena is located at the south end of Adena Road, off Pleasant Valley Road, which is the first road off State Route 104, just north of the US 35 interchange at the north edge of Chillicothe.

For more information, please call 740-772-1500, email info@adenamansion.com, or visit www.adenamansion.com.

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July 19: Living History Sundays
Period re-enactors will bring Adena Mansion and Gardens alive this summer on July 19th, and August 16th from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. Step back in time as the historic estate of Governor Thomas Worthington comes to life when costumed interpreters present living history demonstrations throughout the site. Demonstrations will take place at the tenant house, barn, gardens as well as Governor Worthington’s mansion. This event included with admission.

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July 26: Classic Car Show
Sponsored by the Southern Ohio Corvette Club, see www.southernohiocorvetteclub.com for more information.

August 2: A Servant’s View
Some of the most commonly asked questions by visitors to Adena Mansion & Gardens concern the servants who worked on the estate – Who were they? Where did they live? What were their lives like?  All of these questions and more will be answered at this special educational event.

August 9: Hikes for Tykes
Does your child enjoy being outdoors and exploring nature? This event allows kids to get outside for some exercise, fresh air, and maybe learn a new thing or two about the ecosystem around them.

August 16: Living History Sundays
Period re-enactors will bring Adena Mansion and Gardens alive this summer on August 16th from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. Step back in time as the historic estate of Governor Thomas Worthington comes to life when costumed interpreters present living history demonstrations throughout the site. Demonstrations will take place at the tenant house, barn, gardens as well as Governor Worthington’s mansion. This event included with admission.

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September 6: Adena Farm to Table Dinner
Escape, Unwind, Indulge… Adena Mansion and Gardens is proud to host an intimate evening as we celebrate the culinary gifts from the earth with a Farm to Table Dinner. Join us as we re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food.

September 11-13: Murder Mystery Dinner

Reservations Now Being Accepted for Murder Mystery Dinner at Adena Mansion and Gardens!

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Adena Mansion and Gardens will once again become the place to be to hone your skills as a rookie crime solver in an entertaining atmosphere filled with great food and a murder mystery. This year's murder mystery will be “The Stranger Who Would Not Leave.” It is an all new original production co-written by Delmar Burkitt and Mark Hardman, both familiar faces in and around Adena Mansion and Gardens. The writers will also co-direct the dramatic event and several experienced actors will be returning and will be doing their best to convince you that they didn’t do it!

Grounds open at 5:30 pm and the mystery will begin at 6:00 pm. After you gather your clues, a buffet dinner catered by Chef Shawn Immell will follow at approximately 7:00 pm. Reservations are available at $50 per person for AMGS members and $55 for non-members. Admission includes both the mystery and the buffet dinner. Prizes will be awarded each evening at the conclusion of the program.

Reservations are now being accepted for performances on Friday, September 11th, Saturday, September 12th, and Sunday, September 13th. Reservations can be made in person at 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe, or by telephone at (740) 772-1500. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Payment secures your reservation and may be made by cash, check or credit card.

Adena Mansion was the home of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington. Adena Mansion and Garden Society manages the site on behalf of the Ohio Historical Society. Adena is located at the south end of Adena Road, off Pleasant Valley Road, which is the first road off State Route 104, just north of the US 35 interchange at the north edge of Chillicothe.

For more information, please call 740-772-1500, email info@adenamansion.com, or visit www.adenamansion.com.

October 4: Pioneer School Harvest Homecoming

This “Harvest Homecoming” is a fundraiser for the Pioneer School and features a Bean Dinner with your choice of navy or pinto beans, corn muffin, drink, and dessert. There will be artisans throughout the grounds demonstrating period crafts like shearing sheep, shoeing horses, and woodworking.

November 14: Scrapbooking Crop
Do you find yourself being constantly interrupted when trying to scrapbook at home? Join us for 12 peaceful hours at one of the most scenic places in Ross County and scrap those wonderful memories of families, friends, vacations, and more.

December 5-6: Holidays at Adena
Adena Mansion & Gardens will re-open for a special event the first weekend in December to celebrate the winter holidays. The mansion is decorated for Christmas in 19th-Century style, and features a special holiday-themed tour.

December 6: Holiday Wreath Workshop
Come decorate a wreath for the holidays! We provide the evergreen wreath as well as natural materials gathered from the grounds of Adena Mansion & Gardens.

December 12: Breakfast with Santa
Come have your picture taken with Santa! He’ll be making an appearance at breakfast and will be available for pictures, and he may even have a small gift to give each child. This event also includes a continental breakfast, ornament making, cookie decorating, and story time.


Upcoming Events
  July 5, 2015
All American Weekend!
 
  July 19, 2015
Living History Sunday
 
  July 26, 2015
Classic Car Show
 

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