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Adena Mansion and Gardens

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Address: 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601
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+1 740-772-1500
00:00 - 23:00
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great piece of history

learn something about Ohio's history at little known gem. Great house tours-friendly and informative-great grounds-always changing through the seasons. Also-there's a lot of... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Gary B
Cleveland, United States
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Cleveland, United States
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

learn something about Ohio's history at little known gem. Great house tours-friendly and informative-great grounds-always changing through the seasons. Also-there's a lot of special programs. It's just a really great-unexpected-treasure.

Thank Gary B
Clarksburg, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I've visited this historic treasure frequently since I was a child. There is a modest fee for a guided tour of the mansion but it is well worth it. You can tour the grounds solo for free. If you go, take your time strolling through the garden. You'll find a variety of heirloom plants in the well tended beds. Be... More 

Thank Rick h
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's like stepping into the past. The tours are wonderful and the guides are in character (and costume) and very knowledgeable. Don't forget to stop on the way out for the overlook that inspired the Great Seal of Ohio.

Thank Jeff W
Chillicothe, Ohio
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Beautiful mansion and grounds that is open for tours. Plenty of gardens and flowers make for a beautiful tour and a great place for photos. Lots of local history and historic things to see on the guided tour.

Thank KellyCNP
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Adena Mansion was built by Thomas Worthington, a prominent Ohioan of that era. He served as both as the Governer and later as a State Senator. Many pieces in the house are the original belongings of the Worthington family. The entire house has been renovated to it's original configuration including the paint and wallpaper. Outside are the gardens including... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

My friend and I had a morning to spend before heading home, chose Adena Mansion and Gardens. The only access to the mansion is via a guided tour, but our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She added to our experience.

Thank Ready2Go4it
Alexandria Bay, New York
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is a house and museum that is worth seeing! My friend and I were on an Ohio history trip and decided to come here. Wow! It was worth it! The guide was a high school student and she had knowledge and enthusiasm that made me think she was a college history major! The house is lovely and decorated with... More 

Thank Shawn H
Louisa, Kentucky
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Worthington was one of Ohio's most influential men in Ohio's history. Tecumseh even came and stayed on the grounds. Our guide was excellent and it was well worth the money to see inside the mansion and listen to the history. You can see the grounds at no charge but I would recommend paying to see the mansion also.

Thank jmnteddyLakeCity_FL
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Adena Mansion is a great stop in the fall or spring (it gets a little steamy in the summer). The governor's mansion has been preserved to show daily life pre-civil War, including gardens and a working farm complete with goats and donkeys. Tours are offered but you'll often find car shows, flower sales, dinner theaters and other activities available on... More 

2 Thank mallorybostwick
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I went on a Monday (only day I had) and they were closed but I still toured the grounds, gardens and buildings. It was so peaceful and beautiful! I just sat under one of the benches under a tree and took it all in! I needed that!

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