Glendower Historic Mansion and Arboretum

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Glendower Historic Mansion and Arboretum

Glendower Historic Mansion and Arboretum
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On a the hillside, nestled among the trees, sits Glendower Historic Mansion, Built ca. 1845 it was lived in until the 1940s. Over those 100 years, it served as a home to only three owners: a prosecuting attorney, a Union Civil War general and a rich socialite. Since then, the stately manor has served as a museum, providing a natural setting for many elegant furnishings and culturally significant artifacts from Warren County’s past. Noted as “one of the finest examples of Residential Greek Revival architecture style in the Midwest,” Glendower Mansion’s exterior features include Ionic and Doric columns, classic carved cornices and porticoes and a hipped roof with a captain’s walk. This elegant exterior is a popular backdrop for those looking to exchange their vows on the grounds. Our arboretum is cared for by our Master Gardeners.
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937-gregory
Springboro, OH42 contributions
Family
We've lived in Warren county for 17 years, but had never visited the museum. Spur of the moment decided to go take a look. It was great. Our tour guide Mike did an exceptional job walking us through each room of the mansion and gave history on the area, the mansion itself, and information on how it has changed over the years. Highly recommend for local residents or visitors.
Written August 13, 2021
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_mrsemh10
Lebanon, OH10 contributions
Couples
We moved to Lebanon from northern Ohio one year ago and have been interested in learning about the history of the area. We found out about the Museum Day Visit which allows two people to visit a museum for free on a certain day and we chose the Glendower because we had been wanting to see it. Our tour guide was amazing, very informative, taking time to answer questions and spend time with us. It was a great experience. We will return at the Christmas holiday season.
Written October 2, 2017
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triptique
Cincinnati, OH255 contributions
Couples
If you are visiting Lebanon , Ohio and have an interest in history you will want to visit GLENDOWER , Historic Mansion. This is the only historic home in Lebanon and one of the few open to the public in Warren Co. It is open during Dec and is decorated for Christmas and open some weekends during the summer with a Civil War encampment on the lawn every September . Guided tours make history come alive and will be enjoyed by all. Admission is charged . This is a "must see" in Lebanon. Tip: There is no disabled access to this building. There are steps/stairs.
Written December 19, 2014
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wjbcincinnati
Cincinnati23 contributions
Family
My mother, 11 year old daughter and I went in early July 2017. The home is beautiful and (probably) interesting, but our tour guide was terrible. There is a historical marker out front. When we asked how it related to the house she had no idea then told us that the state of Ohio "just puts markers all over". She rushed us through the house, was unable to answer most of our questions then took us to the gift shop and told us to let her know if we wanted to buy anything and we could leave out the door. She then walked back to the front door. My daughter asked her where in of the closed doors led and she replied she didn't know because she hadn't been through the entire house! She also continuously used "asymetrical" when she should have been saying symetrical. Overall, we left feeling very disappointed. I think the older tour guide was more knowledgeable, but she was busy with another group. If you go, make sure you do not get the young girl. She has obviously had little to no training and you will be wasting your time and money.
Written July 19, 2017
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jamesmO7693MB
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Couples
The mansion is beautifully decorated for the season. It is a beautiful home with just the period furniture but this is exceptional. The knowledgeable docents did an excellent job of explaining the history and architecture as well as this effort that went into this special exhibit. It has been extended another weekend. It takes about an hour and maybe an hour and a half to complete the tour. This special decorative tour includes an entry fee used to support enhancing the facility . It was a very enjoyable experience and well worth the admission for my wife and I.
Written January 5, 2017
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Alexander G
Lebanon, OH5 contributions
Couples
I was impressed with the wonderful achitectural style of the exterior and a beautiful interior back to a more beautiful time in our history
Written July 11, 2015
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SherFer247
Lebanon, OH44 contributions
Family
If you want to see how life was for the rich and famous in Lebanon it is great to walk through this house. The tour guides are so knowledgeable. I loved hearing all about life so long ago. They do a great job of decorating for Christmas and explain a lot about the holiday way back then. Great for homeschoolers
Written September 29, 2014
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John L
Amanda, OH68 contributions
Friends
This place was decorated for Christmas and the guides were teriffic. If you need to know how to decorate on a low budget, be sure to visit here. We even got a little history about the place.
Written December 17, 2019
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Steve P
Lebanon, OH26 contributions
Couples
We live down the street from Glendower and one of the highlights of Christmas for us in Lebanon is visiting the beautiful mansion when it is decorated for the Christmas. It is not open all hours so check ahead of time.
Written June 18, 2018
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Jonathan J
Columbus, OH180 contributions
Couples
Unfortunately during the winter months, you cannot tour the interior but I have seen it before and wanted to visit again last March
Written April 11, 2017
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