Adena Mansion
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Adena Mansion and Gardens Historic Site Old

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 a picture of early 1800's life in Ohio.



"Adena," a name given to “places remarkable for the delightfulness of their situations.”

Thomas Worthington
Diary Entry, Sept. 18, 1811

Adena Mansion & Gardens is administered by the Ohio History Connection and managed locally by the Adena Mansion & Gardens Society.

Executive Director: T. Sparks

General Information:

Event Information:

Phone: 740-772-1500
800-319-7248 (toll free)

Hours: April 1 – October 31
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Closed Holidays (New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, December 26, Monday holidays unless specified) CLOSED

Open Holidays (July 4) Noon - 5 p.m.

Hours: November – March
Please note that Adena Mansion & Gardens is closed during the winter months.

Adena Mansion & Gardens
846 Adena Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Adena is located at the south end of Adena Road, off Pleasant Valley Road, which is the first road west off of State Route 104, just north of the US 35 interchange at the north edge of Chillicothe in Ross County.

Adults: $8.00
Youth (6 -12): $4.00
Children (5 & under): FREE
School Groups: $3.00/per student
Ohio History Connection Members: FREE

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

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.

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.

This site offers educational programs for 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.

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