Adena Mansion & Gardens
Hours of Operation
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

March 5: Ohio Statehood Day

March 5, 2016. Yay or Nay! Ohio became a state in 1803, but not without conflict!  Now it's your turn to witness the fiery, historic debate over whether Ohio should become a state or remain within the Northwest Territory. Visitors will step back in time to a tavern in 1802 and witness this historic debate highlighting Territorial Governor Arthur St. Clair's and Representative Thomas Worthington's differing plans for Ohio's path to statehood. Tour Worthington’s historic mansion and see where the “Father of Ohio Statehood” lived and worked.

This program is presented as part of Ohio Statehood Day. Admission for this special event is offered at no cost. The grounds and museum will be open between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The “Debate over Statehood” times are scheduled for 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Mansion tours will take place every one-half hour beginning at 10:30 am with the last tour departing at 3:00 pm.

March 12: Volunteer Orientation Breakfast

Calling all volunteers! Adena Mansion & Gardens will be hosting a volunteer orientation breakfast on Saturday, March 12th at 9:00 am. Returning volunteers, or anyone interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at Adena Mansion & Gardens, are invited to attend. 

Adena relies on the generosity of its volunteers and numerous opportunities are available for anyone interested in participating in the volunteer program. Some volunteers enjoy dressing in period costume and interpreting the Mansion, Tenant House or Barn while others prefer to answer questions in the Museum, work with school groups, or pitch in “behind the scenes.” Volunteers with a green thumb prefer to be outside in the sunshine, getting their hands dirty in the garden. Different positions require varying levels of training and time commitments so there is something that will appeal to everyone!

During the orientation, volunteers will be treated to a continental breakfast, learn about Adena and the Worthington family, discover all about the unique volunteer opportunities and sign up for training. To RSVP please call 1-800-319-7248 or email bbeatty@adenamansion.com.

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March 19 & 26: Scrapbooking Crops

Do you find yourself constantly interrupted when trying to scrapbook at home? Adena Mansion & Gardens has the solution for you! Join us for 12 peaceful hours and scrap those wonderful memories of families, friends, vacations, and more.

New this season, scrappers have two Saturday sessions to choose from: March 19th and 26th. Each session begins at 9:00 am and lasts until 9:00 pm. Lunch and dinner will be provided, along with snacks throughout the day. Scrappers will each have their own 6-foot table so they can spread out, electrical and Wi-Fi access, and everyone will receive a welcome gift and be eligible for door prizes from participating vendors.

The events will take place at the Adena Mansion and Gardens Visitor’s Center, 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe.
The cost for each session is $55 per person. Reservations and advance payment are required and can be made by calling (740) 772-1500 or (800) 319-7248. Visa, MasterCard or Discover accepted.

For more information, please call (740) 772-1500, email info@adenamansion.com.

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April 9: Spring Awakening

Join us in welcoming spring with a special event celebrating the return of life to the gardens and grounds of Adena Mansion and Gardens. Various activities will unfold over the course of the day.

May 1: Adult Lecture Series - TBA
 
May 7-17: Heirloom Plant Sale

The annual plant sale focuses on “heirloom” plants – varieties raised and passed on before the advent of industrial farming. Over 80 varieties of herbs, tomatoes, vegetables, and flowers will be for sale. There will also be metal art for purchase and some hanging baskets. This year’s sale will take place Wednesday – Sunday, during Adena’s regular operating hours.

May 15: Teddy Bear Tea

Dress in your Sunday best and bring along your favorite teddy bear, stuffed animal 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 and sweet treats followed by story time and a special tour of the Adena mansion. The Teddy Bear Tea will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $15 per guest by calling 740-772-1500.

June 4: Art with Skip Hathaway

Chillicothe artist, Skip Hathaway, will be offering an art class for children of all ages. The class begins at 12:00 pm and all art supplies will be provided. There is no charge to attend this event.

June 5: Adult Lecture Series - TBA
 
June 12: Kill the Hill

An annual event returns to the grounds of Adena Mansion & Gardens on Sunday, June 12, 2016 with “Kill the Hill,” a race that features a killer hill…Adena’s entrance driveway.

The event involves two races to appeal to athletes at all levels: a 5K run/walk and a 10 mile run. All courses begin and end at Adena Mansion & Gardens’ Visitor’s Center. Runners first descend Adena’s landmark hill, then follow a course that winds through Yaples Orchard and Yoctangee Park before returning up the hill to finish.

Adena’s grounds open at 7:00 am and the races begin at 8:00 am. Participants may register online at http://itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6607 or by filling out a registration form. Completed forms can be dropped off in person or mailed to 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe, Oh 45601.

The pre-registration deadline is May 22. Regular registration is available until the beginning of the race. Fees for the 5K are $20 during pre-registration, $25 after May 23; and $30 day of race. The 10-mile run is $25 for pre-registration; $30 after May 23; and $35 day of race.

All participants who register on or before June 6, 2016 will receive a T-shirt and commemorative leather medallion.

All proceeds from the race will support the operation of Adena Mansion & Gardens. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners in the Men’s and Women’s Divisions of the 5K run/walk and 10-mile run.

For additional information, please call (740) 772-1500 or e-mail info@adenamansion.com.

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June 12: Children’s Series - TBA
 
June 19: Living History Sundays

Adena Mansion and Gardens announces Living History Sundays: Step back in time as the historic estate of Governor Thomas Worthington comes to life on Sunday, June 19th, July 17th, and August, 21st, from 12 pm to 4 pm. Visitors will enjoy a wide array of interpretive experiences at the historic site. Visitors won’t want to miss it!

July 2: 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 with an Ice Cream Social in honor of the day. Enjoy homemade fruit cobblers and root beer floats while listening to a variety of musical performances at the barn.

July 3: Independence Day Celebration

At 2:00 pm, 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. Activities will include readings or portions of the Declarations of Independence, patriotic songs and poems, presentation of the flag, toasts to George Washington, and more!

July 9: Art with Skip Hathaway

Chillicothe artist, Skip Hathaway, will be offering an art class for children of all ages. The class begins at 12:00 pm and all art supplies will be provided. There is no charge to attend this event.

July 10: 19th Century Baseball Game with Ohio Village Muffins

Join us on the grounds at 2:00 pm 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 17: Living History Sundays

Adena Mansion and Gardens announces Living History Sundays: Step back in time as the historic estate of Governor Thomas Worthington comes to life on Sunday, July 17th and August, 21st from 12 pm to 4 pm. Visitors will enjoy a wide array of interpretive experiences at the historic site. Visitors won’t want to miss it!

July 24: Classic Car Show

Sponsored by the Southern Ohio Corvette Club, see www.southernohiocorvetteclub.com for more information.

August 6: Art with Skip Hathaway

Chillicothe artist, Skip Hathaway, will be offering an art class for children of all ages. The class begins at 12:00 pm and all art supplies will be provided. There is no charge to attend this event.

August 7: Dressing the Worthingtons’, Part II

Join us as we look into the fashions of the 19th century. This fashion show will focus on the period clothing worn by the Worthington family members with an emphasis on Mrs. Worthington’s fashions.

August 14: Children’s Series - TBA
 
August 21: Living History Sunday

Adena Mansion and Gardens announces Living History Sunday: Step back in time as the historic estate of Governor Thomas Worthington comes to life on Sunday August, 21st from 12 pm to 4 pm. Visitors will enjoy a wide array of interpretive experiences at the historic site. Visitors won’t want to miss it!

September 9-11: Murder Mystery

Are you good at solving mysteries? Adena Mansion & 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.

October 2: 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 and music, horse-drawn wagon rides, and children’s games will add to the fun.

October 23: Halloween Storytime at 2:00 pm

If scary stories and tall tales put you in the Halloween mood, make plans to attend this family friendly event at 2:00 pm! Halloween Storytime will be hosted by local artist, Skip Hathaway. Join her in the Tenant House in front of a crackling fire while she weaves tales of mystery, suspense and terror that is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat!

November 5 & 12: Scrapbooking Crops

Do you find yourself constantly interrupted when trying to scrapbook at home? Adena Mansion & Gardens has the solution for you! Join us for 12 peaceful hours and scrap those wonderful memories of families, friends, vacations, and more.

New this season, scrappers have two Saturday sessions to choose from: November 5th & 12th. Each session begins at 9:00 am and lasts until 9:00 pm. Lunch and dinner will be provided, along with snacks throughout the day. Scrappers will each have their own 6-foot table so they can spread out, electrical and Wi-Fi access, and everyone will receive a welcome gift and be eligible for door prizes from participating vendors.

The events will take place at the Adena Mansion and Gardens Visitor’s Center, 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe.

The cost for each session is $55 per person. Reservations and advance payment are required and can be made by calling (740) 772-1500 or (800) 319-7248. Visa, MasterCard or Discover accepted.

For more information, please call (740) 772-1500, email info@adenamansion.com.

Download Event Flyer

November 26-27 & December 3-4, 10-11: Holidays at Adena

Adena Mansion & Gardens will re-open to celebrate the winter holidays and will be decorated in 19th century yuletide splendor. Enjoy a holiday-themed mansion tour and the many special events which will surely put you in the holiday spirit!

December 4: 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.


Upcoming Events
  March 5, 2016
Ohio Statehood Day
 
  March 12, 2016
Volunteer Orientation Breakfast
 
  March 19 & 26, 2016
Scrapbooking Crops
 

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