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Adena Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Chillicothe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 18, 2014
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I was driving from Richmond ,Virginia to Chicago, Illinois. As I went through Ohio I saw a state attraction sign advertising "Adena Mansion and Gardens" which is actually in Chillicothe. I pulled off the road excited to see the attraction. Upon arriving to the visitor center I greeted the two attendants behind the desk. The center was decorated for a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We live over an hour away. The hours for this place are listed as 9-5. We arrived around 3:30 and were told that the last tour already left. We asked if anything was self guided, a staff member said no, muttered something about $8 admission then returned to arranging flowers. Wow. Thanks.

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The visitor's centre contains a lot of history about how Ohio came into being. The tour of the house was interesting but too much attention was placed on pointing out what was original and what was not.

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Bucyrus, Ohio, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visted Adena, home of Thomas Worthington. The museum was really good, but we made the mistake of seeing it first. Should have toured the house first. the tour guide was very good, but she kept referring to things in the museum, therefore see the house first, then the museum. The price was very reasonable, only $7.00 for seniors. Had a... More

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18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Haven't been there in a long time but I use to take my classes there for field day back in the 70s. Well worth your time if you're a history buff or love old restored homes.

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Berea, Ohio, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I'm from the Cleveland area and have friends in Jackson county that I visit every month or so and I'm always looking for new things to do with them. They had not been to the Adena Mansion, nor had I, and we all enjoyed the tour. The Adena Mansion was home to the sixth governor of Ohio, Thomas Worthington. A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What a beautiful home. Thomas Worthington's estate is outstanding, full of history! The gardens were exceptional as well as the barn and other outbuildings. The museum was very informative...would highly recommend.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Step back in time and see what times were like back when Ohio fist became a state. If it were not for Thomas Worthington Ohio might have been two states; this is the location of the inspiration for the State Seal of Ohio, also this is one of three houses still standing that Benjamin Latrobe designed. Learns fun facts like... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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2,359 helpful votes 2,359 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Adena 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. Adena is a great visit if one will take the time... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A little difficult to find but worth the effort, Adena has been lovingly restored to authentic décor and furnishings. Tour guides are knowledgeable about the personal life of the Worthington family (Ohio's first governor) as well as the importance that Adena played in Ohio's early history. Tours of the home are guided, but be sure to allow plenty of time... More

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