Adena Mansion
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Adena Mansion and Gardens Historic Site

Visit the estate of Thomas Worthington, sixth governor of Ohio and one of Ohio's first United States senators. The restored mansion, gardens, Museum and Education Center feature interactive exhibits to give you an experience of early 1800's life in Ohio. The picturesque view from the gardens inspired the Great Seal of Ohio.


Adena Mansion and Gardens is managed locally by the Adena Mansion and Gardens Society.

April 1 - October 31

Open: Wednesday - Saturday 9 - 5 p

Closed: Easter and Monday holidays unless specified.



Learn more about Adena Mansion Hours and availability

OHS Members


Youth (6 -12) 

Children (5 & under)

School Groups

Group Tours and Special Events
Group tours and special events may be scheduled Monday through Sunday by appointment.

Handicapped Accessibility

Ohio History Connection strives to meet ADA requirements. However, historic structures and outdoor areas provide challenges that make it difficult to provide complete access to all visitors. Please call the site with specific questions and concerns.

The ground floor of the mansion house, upper floor of the barn, and all other public areas are handicapped accessible. Photos of the second floor of the mansion house are available for handicapped persons to view.
Interpreters are available to talk to vision impaired visitors.

Find more information about school groups

The Ohio History Teacher's Resources Page lists the wide range of subject-focused field trips offered at this site and other Ohio History Connection sites. Each field trip includes a brief description and location as well as general dates of availability.

The Adena experience has been developed to ensure that student visits are fun as well as instructional. Students participate in hands-on activities and learn of pioneer food ways, traditions, and the cultural practices of the people who lived on the estate, including the formerly enslaved individuals who accompanied the Worthingtons to Ohio.

School Tours can be directed to any age level and any area of emphasis. A complete tour includes the Museum and Education Center, farm community, garden and mansion. The mansion tour is guided; each group will be given a mansion tour time upon arrival. The Museum and Education Center, farm community and garden tours are assisted. In order to experience the complete tour, a minimum of three hours on site is recommended.

Limited lunch facilities are available. Students may wish to shop in our Ohio History Store if time permits. Because our school tour schedule fills rapidly, early reservations are encouraged.



Learn about the history and significance of Adena Mansion




Take a photo tour of Adena Mansion and Gardens




Learn about the restoration of Adena Mansion and Gardens