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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John L
Amanda, OH58 contributions
What a blessing
Dec 2019 • 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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triptique
Cincinnati, OH250 contributions
Avoid Christmas at Glendower Mansion !
Dec 2018 • Couples
For many years we have gone to Glendower Mansion for the Christmas decorations when we eat at the nearby Golden Lamb. This year not only had the admission gone up but we have noticed increasingly that the marvelous "historic type" decorations of the season have given was to gaudy "department store" type decor which really isn't true to the historic house. This year there was a "jungle room" ( no jungles in Ohio ?)
a cowboy room ( no cowboys in Ohio) headless dress forms covered with silk flowers all over.?? To point out a few "displays" and a gift shop in the kitchen. We will consider going back to Glendower again but certainly after this year's exhibit not at Christmas.
Written December 9, 2018
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M8345GAsandram
Cincy73 contributions
Excellent
Jul 2018 • Couples
We have pass to Historical Museum so this was free to us BUT it would have been well worth the $$$ if we would have pd. We had 2 ladies as our tour guides, one did 1st floor and one 2nd and grounds. They both were excellent and answered all our questions. We went on 7/2918 Sun. It was an excellent informative experience! There is a reinactment the end of Sept and the Xmas lights in Dec so we will go back! We aren't from Lebanon but I think it should be a requirement for Jr high/Hi school kids to go and learn the history of this Lebanon community.
Written July 30, 2018
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Steve P
Lebanon, OH23 contributions
Greek revival mansion
Dec 2017 • 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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dmail303
Lebanon, OH6 contributions
How can this be labeled the ONLY historic home in Lebanon?!?!?!
Dec 2017 • Family
Lebanon is full of historic homes! The Goldsmith Coffeen House, the Corwin House, the Corwin-Bowlin house, the John Fenney house,the Smith-Davis house, the entire Floraville District is nothing but historical homes.
Written May 27, 2018
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kas1002
West Chester, OH38 contributions
Small Museum
Dec 2017 • Couples
This museum is very reasonable priced but not open all hours so check the website before you go. It is decorated lovely at Christmas. Doesn't take long to view it so don't plan a long visit.
Written February 4, 2018
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Elizabeth G
Lebanon, OH84 contributions
A Christmas Masterpiece
Dec 2017 • Solo
Beautifully decorated for the holidays, Glendower Mansion in Lebanon, Ohio, sits majestically on the hill overlooking town. This Greek revival mansion was built in 1845 and was home to only three owners, including the Civil War General Durbin Ward (Union). The mansion is stunningly decorated for holidays and includes a snowman room, a salute to the military, and a Scottish room. The dining room and family parlor are breathtakingly beautiful. There is an entrance fee and tours are guided. Not handicap accessible. Free parking. 105 Cincinnati Avenue, Lebanon, Ohio. Run by the Warren County Historical Society.
Written December 2, 2017
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_mrsemh10
Lebanon, OH10 contributions
Museum Day Visit
Sep 2017 • 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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wjbcincinnati
Cincinnati23 contributions
Terrible tour guide
Jul 2017 • 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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Jonathan J
Columbus, OH181 contributions
A beautiful example of Greek Revival architecture
Mar 2017 • 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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