We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Adena Mansion and Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone Number:
+1 740-772-1500
Website
Today
00:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 88 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gary B
,
Cleveland, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 88: English reviews
Cleveland, United States
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Gary B
Clarksburg, Ohio
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank Rick h
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

Helpful?
Thank Jeff W
Chillicothe, Ohio
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank KellyCNP
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
541 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

Helpful?
Thank Bob S
Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
114 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

Helpful?
Thank Ready2Go4it
Alexandria Bay, New York
Level Contributor
175 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank Shawn H
Louisa, Kentucky
Level Contributor
195 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank jmnteddyLakeCity_FL
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

Helpful?
2 Thank mallorybostwick
Level Contributor
31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Helpful?
Thank 2boysmomfromga

Travellers who viewed Adena Mansion and Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Adena Mansion and Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Adena Mansion and Gardens and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Orient, Ohio
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Adena Mansion and Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?