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

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Calendar of Events

June 7: Beekeeping at Adena

Have you ever wondered where honey comes from? Why Honeybees of course! Adena Mansion and Gardens is proud to present Bees and Beekeeping, part of the 2015 Children’s Lecture Series.

This event will be presented by Adena Mansion and Garden’s very own Braeden Conaway, and will be held on Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Adena Mansion and Gardens.

The lecture is designed to encourage, assist and educate children in the wonderful experience of keeping honeybees. Bees and Beekeeping will cover fundamental bee basics, apiary equipment & hive assembly, selecting a site, feeding and treating bees, queen, worker & drones behavior, along with honey extracting. This event is offered at no cost. For additional information, please call 740-772-1500 or email

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June 14: Teddy Bear Tea

Dress in your Sunday best and bring along your favorite teddy bear or doll to attend a Teddy Bear Tea at Adena Mansion and Gardens.

This tea party is the perfect way for a child to spend a few hours with their favorite bear, and a special person. Enjoy a cup of delectable tea while sampling an array of savory treats. Then, take a tour of Adena Mansion with Margaret and Ellen Worthington as they show you where the young ladies of the house once played and sipped tea. Finally, take a stroll through the gardens for story time in the orchard.

Teddy Bear Tea will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $15 per guest. For reservations or more information, please call 740-772-1500 or email

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June 20: Kill the Hill

An annual event returns to the grounds of Adena Mansion and Gardens with “Kill the Hill,” a race that features a killer hill. Participants can choose between a 5K run/walk, a 10-mile run.

Both races begin and end at the Adena Visitor’s Center. Runners first descend Adena’s landmark hill, then follow a course that winds through Yaples Orchard and Yoctangee Park before return up the hill to finish. Adena’s grounds open to participants on June 20, 2015 at 5:00pm and the races begin at 6:00pm.

Contributions are tax-deductible and all proceeds support the operation of Adena Mansion and Gardens. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners in the Men’s and Women’s Divisions. Door prizes will be available to all participants. Participants may register online at

For more information, please call (740) 772-1500, email

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June 21: Living History Sunday
Step back in time as the historic estate of Governor Thomas Worthington comes to life on Sunday, June 21st, July 19th, and August, 16th, from 12pm to 4pm. Visitors will enjoy a wide array of interpretive experiences at the historic site.

July 4: A Red, White, & Blue Ice Cream Social
Adena Mansion and Gardens will host a Red, White, & Blue Ice Cream Social to celebrate the glorious Fourth of July. Enjoy homemade fruit cobblers and root beer floats while listening to a variety of musical performances at the barn.

July 5: 19th Century Independence Day Celebration and All American Baseball Game featuring the Ohio Village Muffins Baseball Team
Celebrate Independence Day the way they did two centuries ago! You will be transported back in time to experience the holiday like it was celebrated in the early 1800s. Then,  join us on the grounds for an old fashioned game of Base Ball (yes, two words) as Adena Mansion and Gardens welcomes The Ohio Village Muffins, an 1860’s baseball team that plays the game by 19th century rules. Come out and cheer on our team!

July 19: Living History Sunday

July 26: Classic Car Show
Sponsored by the Southern Ohio Corvette Club, see 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 Sunday

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

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!

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
  June 7, 2015
Beekeeping at Adena
  June 14, 2015
Teddy Bear Tea
  June 20, 2015
Kill the Hill

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