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

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

July 27: Preserving the Harvest – Food Preservation Workshop
Adena Mansion and Gardens will host Preserving the Harvest -Food Preservation Classes on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 2pm-4pm. Learn the basic techniques of safely canning and freezing foods like jams & jellies, pickling, waterbaths, freezing, blanching, and pressure canning. Lisa Barlage of the OSU Ross County Extension Office will present a workshop on preserving your own garden produce. The workshop will include recipes, tips and suggestions. She will explain how to use tools, and touch upon various techniques used in the process of canning. Workshop participates are encouraged to bring their pressure cookers to have then tested for accuracy. This event is offered at no cost. To pre-register by July 23rd, call (740) 772-1500.

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August 10: Living History Sundays
Step back in time as the historic estate of Governor Thomas Worthington comes to life on Sunday, July 13th, and Sunday, August 10th from 12pm to 4pm. Visitors will enjoy a wide array of interpretive experiences throughout the day. Witness costumed interpreters as they present living history demonstrations throughout the estate. Visitors won’t want to miss it! Admission to Adena Mansion and Gardens is available for $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children 6 and up, free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5.

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September 12-13: "The Case of the Bloody Note" 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!

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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.

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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
  July 27, 2014
Classic Car Show
  July 27, 2014
Preserving the Harvest
  August 10, 2014
Living History Sundays

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