July 1: Red-White-and-Blue-Ice-Cream-Social

Saturday, July 1 Adena Mansion & Gardens will host their annual Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Social in the barn from 11am – 4 pm. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket and sit back and relax while you listen to the live music of The Sodbusters, Sheri Deane, Paul Brown and more and enjoy homemade fruit cobblers and root beer floats. Admission charged and there is an additional cost for cobbler and floats.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors, and $5.00 for children 6 and up, free for OHC and AMGS members and children 5 and under. Tours on Saturday begin at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 and the grounds are open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

July 1: Art with Skip Hathaway

Local Chillicothe artist Skip Hathaway will offer an art class for children of all ages.

The classes will begin at 12:00 Noon and will take place at the Education Center. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event, which is offered at no cost. Art supplies will be provided and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

July 2 :  Independence-Day-Celebration

On Sunday July 2, at 2:00 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! There is no charge to attend this event.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors, and $5.00 for children 6 and up, free for OHC and AMGS members and children 5 and under. Tours on Sunday begin at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 and the grounds are open from 12:00  Noon to 5:00 PM.

July 5: Camp Sherman Days – Concert

Adena Mansion and Gardens is honored to host the 338th Army Band for a concert on the lawn July 5. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the music.

The 338th Army Band will present a concert of patriotic favorites to honor all Veterans and service members, and inspire Americans of all ages. The 338th United States Army Band, stationed in Whitehall Ohio and Livonia Michigan is a unit of reserve soldiers from all over the Midwest.  The 338th, under the command of CW4 Ronald Kuntz is the largest band of its kind in the Army Reserve system, and bears the title of United States Army Reserve Command Band.  We hope to see you at Adena Mansion and Gardens at 2:00pm for the wonderful concert!

July 9 :  Ohio-Village-Muffins-vs-Adena-Worthingtons

Adena Mansion and Gardens will host a vintage “base ball” game on Sunday, July 9.

Bring your blanket or lawn chair and join us on the grounds when the Adena Worthingtons challenge the Ohio Village Muffins, an 1860’s baseball team that plays the game by 19 century rules, in an exhibition game of vintage baseball.  The match begins at 2:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors, and $5.00 for children 6 and up, free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5. Tours on Sunday begin at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. The grounds open at 12:00 Noon and close at 5:00 PM..

July 16 :  Thomas Worthington’s 244th Birthday Celebration! PURCHASE TICKETS

Celebrate Thomas Worthington’s 244th birthday, July 16, 2017 at his beloved home, Adena. Honoring the “Father of Ohio Statehood” the gala celebration will feature a nine piece ensemble from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, local caters serving Ohio grown food, Ohio craft beers and Ohio wines. There will be a silent and live auction featuring Ohio and local artist and businesses. Complimentary mansion tours will be available prior to the dinner and auction.

Gates open at 3:00 p.m. for the evening event. VIP seating which includes an Ohio gift basket is $100 per person, all other seating is $75 per person. Prior reservation is required. You may purchase your tickets online or at the Ross Chillicothe Convention and Visitor Bureau. You may also purchase them at Adena Mansion and Gardens visitor center gift shop. For more information please call 740-772-1500 or 800-319-7248.

September 8, 9, 10 and 16:  Mystery Dinner

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 mystery. This year’s mystery, will be an all new original production. Several experienced actors will be returning with a few new faces around to keep you guessing.

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

Tickets are now available and can be purchased 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.

October 22:  Hallowe’en Storytelling

If scary stories and tall tales put you in the Halloween mood, make plans to attend this family friendly event at Adena Mansion & Gardens on Sunday, October 22 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!

Space is limited! This event is offered at NO COST and is open to children of all ages. Advance registration is required by October 21 and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

To register for Halloween Storytime phone (740) 772-1500 or email info@adenamansion.com.

Adena Mansion was the home of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington. Adena Mansion and Gardens Society manages the site on behalf of the 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.

Admission to Adena Mansion and Gardens is: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children (6 and up), free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5. Tours on Sundays begin at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM.

November 4 and 11:  Scrapbooking Crops

The perfect way to set aside time to assemble your scrapbooking memories amid convivial company and without interruption, Adena Mansion and Gardens offers two twelve-hour Saturday sessions, November 4 and November 11 at the Adena Mansion Visitor’s Center.  Each session lasts from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

We provide lunch dinner and snacks, enabling you to concentrate on your scrapbooking skills!  Not only will you be set up with a personal six-foot table, but you will electrical and Wi-Fi access.

Participating vendors will be on hand with interesting booths, and everyone will receive a welcome gift and be eligible for door prizes.  The cost for each attendee is $ 55.00 per session.  Reservations and advance payment are required, and can be made online or by calling 740-772-1500 or 800-319-7246. You may also email info@adenamansion.com

December 2-3 and December 9-10 Holidays at Adena

Step back 200 years into the home of the Worthington family for a special holiday tour.  Celebrate the holidays at “Holidays at Adena” on December 2-3 and December 10-11 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Adena Mansion and Gardens will be decorated in 19 century yuletide splendor and will sure put you in the holiday spirit!  While Adena is closed for the winter season, we reopen for the holidays for two weekends only.  Guided tours of the beautifully decorated mansion will be offered every half hour beginning at 10:30 AM with the last tour at 3:00 PM.  Our Saturday, December 9 “Holiday’s with the Worthington Family”, interpreted by youth volunteers.

The Tenant House will be decorated to reflect the German traditions brought to Adena by many of the indentured servants who worked here.  Visitors will find a Christmas tree, handmade decorations and offerings of German cookies and mulled cider which will reflect the heritage of the immigrants.  There will be craft activities for children.

At the Visitor’s Center, live entertainment and refreshments will be offered.  Reproduction children’s toys, books, holiday decorations, books and other unique items will be available for sale at the Adena gift shop.  Elsewhere on the grounds, horse and carriage rides will be offered at an additional charge.

General admission to Holidays at Adena will be $9 for AMGS members and $ 10 for non-members.  During Children’s Weekend, December, 9-10, one child for each adult paying admission will be admitted free of charge.

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 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, Ohio.

December 3: Holiday Wreath Workshop

Join Adena Mansion and Gardens for our annual Holiday Wreath Workshop. Participants will decorate a traditional wreath with a live evergreen base. Decorations such as dried flowers and fruits and other natural materials gathered from the grounds of Adena Mansion & Gardens will be provided along with instructions. Participants are also welcome to bring their own items to use as decorations.

The Wreath Workshop will take place on Sunday, December 3 from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM and the cost is $35. Space is limited, reservations and advance payment required and can be made online or at the Adena Mansion and Gardens Visitor Center Gift Shop.

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 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, Ohio.

For more information, please phone 740-772-1500, email info@adenamansion.com.