The mansion and estate of Thomas Worthington, the sixth governor of Ohio and amongst the first senators of the United States gives an insight into how life was lived in the USA of the 1800s. The house and gardens have been meticulously restored to make them resemble as closely as possible how they would have looked all those hundreds of years ago. The mansion was designed by America's first professional architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe who also worked with President Thomas Jefferson. The gardens are really beautiful and include and fantastic view that looks out over the Scioto River Valley and the Logan Range.
Things to Do
- The interior of the mansion has been laid out to remain historically accurate. Many of the furnishings and decorations resemble what would have decorated the rooms in the 1800s. There are original artifacts too. The gardens are well manicured and are home to a variety of flowers and vegetables.
- To learn about the home and its former owner you should head to the site's Museum and Education Center. Here you will find hands-on exhibits that will give you an insight into the importance of this area in the history of Ohio.
- Scheduled one hour guided tours of the house and grounds are given at various times throughout the day when the Adena Mansion is open. You can check their tour times here
Adena Mansion and Gardens Historic Site Insider Tips
- The Mansion and grounds are closed from November to March. From April to October the site is open from Wednesday to Sunday but is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
- Children aged five and under are granted admission for free.