Adena Mansion & Gardens
Hours of Operation
APR-OCT: Wed-Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5
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Adults: $8, Seniors: $7, Children 6 and up: $4
OHS, AMGS, and children 5 and under: Free.

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Calendar of Events

May 2-18: Heirloom Plant Sale
The annual plant sale focuses on “heirloom” plants – varieties raised and passed on before the advent of industrial farming. Over 80 varieties of herbs, tomatoes, vegetables, and flowers will be for sale. There will also be metal art for purchase, such as bottle trees and shepherds hooks, and also some hanging baskets. This year’s sale is set for Saturday, May 3 through Sunday, May 18 during Adena’s regular operating hours. A pre-sale for AMGS members is held the evening of Friday, May 2, and members will receive a 10 percent discount on purchases throughout the sale. Memberships may be purchased the evening of the pre-sale and during the rest of the sale.

June 8: Kill the Hill
Every year, we challenge runners and walkers to “Kill the Hill!” The event involves two races to appeal to athletes at all levels: a 5K run/walk and a 10-mile run. Both begin at 8:00am on Sunday, June 8, 2014 in front of the Adena Mansion & Gardens Visitor's Center. Participants will run through Yaples Orchard and Yoctangee Park before returning up the hill to Adena.

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July 4: Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day the way they did two centuries ago! You will be transported back in time to experience the holiday like it was celebrated in the early 1800s. Activities will include readings of portions of the Declaration of Independence, patriotic songs and poems, a presentation of the flag, toasts to George Washington, a military display, and more!

July 27: Classic Car Show
Sponsored by the Southern Ohio Corvette Club, see for more information.

September 12-13: Murder Mystery
Are you good at solving mysteries? Adena Mansion & Gardens is the place to be! A murder has taken place and it’s up to you to figure out who did it! Join us at 6 p.m. and step back in time to 1880. You will walk around the site and hear from various characters who were here at the time of the murder and then you can make your guess. You will then be treated to a catered dinner and the murderer will be revealed!

October 5: Pioneer School Harvest Homecoming
This “Harvest Homecoming” is a fundraiser for the Pioneer School and features a Bean Dinner with your choice of navy or pinto beans, corn muffin, drink, and dessert. There will be artisans throughout the grounds demonstrating period crafts like shearing sheep, shoeing horses, and woodworking. Music, horse-drawn wagon rides, and children’s games will add to the fun.

October 31: Autumn Fest
Join us to celebrate autumn on the last day of the 2014 season. Various activities will unfold over the course of the day and the historic mansion will also be open for tours all day long.

November 8: Scrapbooking Crop
Do you find yourself being constantly interrupted when trying to scrapbook at home? Adena Mansion Gardens is the place for you! Join us for 12 peaceful hours at one of the most scenic places in Ross County and scrap those wonderful memories of families, friends, vacations, and more. Meals will be provided, along with snacks throughout the day. Each scrapper will receive a welcome gift and be eligible for door prizes from participating vendors. Reservations are required as space is limited.

December 6-7: Holidays at Adena
Adena Mansion & Gardens will re-open for a special event the first weekend in December to celebrate the winter holidays. The mansion is decorated for Christmas in 19th-century style and features a special holiday-themed tour. Elsewhere on the grounds you can find the Tenant House decorated for Christmas, animals ready for winter, crafts for children, refreshments, and even a horse & carriage ride.

Breakfast with Santa

Come have your picture taken with Santa! He’ll be making an appearance at breakfast and will be available for pictures and he may even have a small gift to give each child. This event also includes a continental breakfast, ornament making, cookie decorating, and story time. Fun for the whole family!

Wreath Workshop

Come decorate a wreath for the holidays! We provide the evergreen wreath as well as natural materials gathered from the grounds of Adena Mansion & Gardens. You can bring personal mementos to decorate your wreath as well!

Upcoming Events
  May 2-18, 2014
Heirloom Plant Sale
  June 8, 2014
Kill the Hill
  July 4, 2014
Independence Day Celebration

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