Adena Mansion to celebrate Fourth of July


Adena Mansion and Gardens will host a weekend of events to celebrate the Fourth of July.

The festivities begin on Saturday, July 4 with a Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Social in the barn from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket and sit back and relax while you listen to the live music of The Sodbusters, Sheri Deane, and Paul Brown and enjoy homemade fruit cobblers and root beer floats.

On Sunday, July 5, at 1 p.m., celebrate Independence Day the way they did 200 years ago as you are transported back in time to experience the holiday like it was celebrated in the early 1800s. This event will take place at the picnic pavilion and there is no charge to attend. Activities will include readings of portions of the Declaration of Independence, patriotic poems, a presentation of the flag, a toast to George Washington and 21 gun salute by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard!

Immediately following, bring your lawn chair and join us on the grounds at 2 p.m. for an old fashioned game of baseball as Adena Mansion and Gardens welcomes The Ohio Village Muffins, an 1860s base ball team that plays the game by 19th century rules.

All event activities included with Adena Mansion and Gardens admission and there is an additional cost for cobbler and floats. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children 6 and up, free for OHC and AMGS members and children under 5. Tours on Sunday begin at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 and the grounds open at noon and close at 5 p.m.

Adena Mansion was the home of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington. Adena Mansion and Garden Society manages the site on behalf of Ohio History Connection. Adena is located at the south end of Adena Road, off Pleasant Valley Road, which is the first road off State Route 104, just north of the US 35 interchange at the north edge of Chillicothe.

For more information, please call 740-772-1500, email [email protected], or visit

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