Adena Mansion & Gardens

Adena-MansionAdmission to Adena Mansion & Gardens is  $10/adult, $9/senior and $5/child age 6-12.

  • Open: April – October Wednesday thru Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: (Map It) 847 Adena Road in Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Phone:  740-772-1500 or 800-319-7248 
  • Web: www.adenamansion.com

Adena Mansion & Gardens was the 2000-acre estate of Thomas Worthington (1773-1827), sixth governor of Ohio and one of the state’s first United States Senators. The mansion house, completed in 1806-1807, has been restored to look much as it did when the Worthington family lived there, including many original Worthington family furnishings. The house is one of only three houses designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe still standing in the country. Latrobe is considered the first professional American architect and served as architect of the U.S. capitol under President Thomas Jefferson. 

Situated on the 300 remaining acres of the original home place are five outbuildings and formal gardens. The gardens have undergone major renovation. Visitors may stroll through three terraces of flowers and vegetables, as well as the shrubs and trees in the grove. Looking east from the north lawn of the mansion, one can see across the Scioto River Valley to the Logan Range. This view was the inspiration for the Great Seal of the State of Ohio.