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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Adena Mansion and Gardens

Adena Mansion and Gardens
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Chillicothe
Certificate of Excellence
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 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 this and more. Plan to spend a few hours so you can tour the house (about an to tour the house) and see the rest of the grounds. The gardens are beautiful and well tended to.

Visited August 2013
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Centerville, Ohio
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2,463 reviews
722 attraction reviews
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“The mansion house, completed in 1806-1807, has been restored”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to spend two-three days in Chillicothe. Lots of nearby restaurants and motels.

Well worth the visit.

Visited February 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Ohio's answer to Monticello”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to stroll the gardens (gradually being restored) and the surrounding acreage.

Visited November 2013
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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75 attraction reviews
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“Hidden Ohio gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Very nicely kept, historical, nice grounds, barns, mansion, museum. Historical & fun visit for the entire family. The Great Seal of Ohio is visible from this vantage point.

Visited August 2013
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Midwest
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“Unfortunately it was closed. Still enjoyed the walk.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Unfortunately everything was closed including the museum. It was still a lovely autumn walk on the grounds, seeing the old gardens, barn & reading the plaques. Restrooms are indoors only.

Visited October 2013
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