Adena Mansion & Gardens
Hours of Operation
APR-OCT: Wed-Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5
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Admission
Adults: $8, Seniors: $7, Children 6 and up: $4
OHS, AMGS, and children 5 and under: Free.

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Calendar of Events

August 10: Living History Sundays
Step back in time as the historic estate of Governor Thomas Worthington comes to life on Sunday, July 13th, and Sunday, August 10th from 12pm to 4pm. Visitors will enjoy a wide array of interpretive experiences throughout the day. Witness costumed interpreters as they present living history demonstrations throughout the estate. Visitors won’t want to miss it! Admission to Adena Mansion and Gardens is available for $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children 6 and up, free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5.

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September 7: Mother of Ohio Statehood: Eleanor Worthington

"Wife, mother, manager,” has been said of Eleanor Worthington, but who was she really? Adena Mansion and Gardens is proud to host Worthington Family Historian, Mary Anne Brown of Chillicothe, Ohio as she examines the life of Eleanor Worthington on her 237th Birthday, Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 2:00pm.

Please join us for an informative lecture about the First Lady of Adena, and how she played the role of gracious hostess to prominent leaders and politicians, along with being the wife of Governor Thomas Worthington. In celebration of Mrs. Worthington’s birthday, refreshments will be served following the lecture.

This event is offered at no cost, however admission to Adena Mansion and Gardens is: $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, $4.00 for children 6 and up, free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5. Tours on Sundays begin at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. The grounds open at noon and close at 5:00 pm. For more info: (740) 772-1500.

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September 12, 13 & 14: "The Case of the Bloody Note" Murder Mystery
Are you good at solving mysteries? Adena Mansion & Gardens is the place to be! A murder has taken place and it’s up to you to figure out who did it! Join us at 6 p.m. and step back in time to 1880. You will walk around the site and hear from various characters who were here at the time of the murder and then you can make your guess. You will then be treated to a catered dinner and the murderer will be revealed!

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October 5: 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. Music, horse-drawn wagon rides, and children’s games will add to the fun.

October 31: Autumn Fest
Join us to celebrate autumn on the last day of the 2014 season. Various activities will unfold over the course of the day and the historic mansion will also be open for tours all day long.

November 8: Scrapbooking Crop
Do you find yourself being constantly interrupted when trying to scrapbook at home? Adena Mansion Gardens is the place for you! 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. Meals will be provided, along with snacks throughout the day. Each scrapper will receive a welcome gift and be eligible for door prizes from participating vendors. Reservations are required as space is limited.

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December 6-7: 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. Elsewhere on the grounds you can find the Tenant House decorated for Christmas, animals ready for winter, crafts for children, refreshments, and even a horse & carriage ride.

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. Fun for the whole family!

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. You can bring personal mementos to decorate your wreath as well!


Upcoming Events
  August 10, 2014
Living History Sundays
 
  September 7, 2014
Mother of Ohio Statehood: E. Worthington
 
  September 12-14, 2014
"Case of the Bloody Note" Murder Mystery
 

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