Friday, August 08, 2014

Walkabout The Adena Estate of Thomas Worthington

MQTlogoa  “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.” Read More


DSC_0202 The Adena Mansion is located at: 847 Adena Road Chillicothe, OH 45601

Map picture


Museum and Visitors Center features interactive exhibits DSC_0001

Adena/Adina:: Means "delicate, gentle" in Hebrew.

DSC_0010 I didn’t walkabout all the 300 remaining acres of the original
homeplace but I did check out the five outbuildings and formal gardens. The gardens have undergone major renovation.




Scheduled 1-hour tours of the Adena Mansion are available during regular operating hours.

DSC_0045  I really enjoyed the tour of the Mansion but I will leave that for another post.


This magnificent mansion was built back in 1806-1807.


When this mansion was built Ohio was really wilderness and dense forest.


This is the land of Tecumseh



"On one side of the house is a terrace with flowers and vegetables. This garden was arranged by German gardeners, who keep it in very good order,” -- Karl Bernhard, Duke of Saxe Weimar Eisenach, on his 1826 visit to Adena

DSC_0152 “A bank barn or banked barn is a style of barn noted for its accessibility, at ground level, on two separate levels. Often built into the side of a hill, or bank, both the upper and the lower floors area could be accessed from ground level, one area at the top of the hill and the other at the bottom.”

DSC_0150 “ The springhouse at Adena was built by George McCormick and Conrad Christman in 1805, at a cost of $46.34. The current springhouse is a reproduction.




As I was leaving the estate but still on the access road this is what I saw.

DSC_0198 I have no explanation for the camel.. I posted this photo on my Facebook page and people thought I had been sniffing glue when I said, “I saw this camel in someone's backyard.” (We are talking Ohio after all).. I may have to go back to Adena to get the “story of the camel.”

jtf1  Hope you enjoyed the post. Adena is a great place for a walkabout.

MQTlogoa You Know You’re from Ohio When...

  • All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, or grain.
  • You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
  • You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.
  • You carry jumper cables in your car.
  • You know what "cow tipping" or "Possum Kicking" is.
  • You only own 3 spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.

Walkabout The Adena Estate of Thomas Worthington

1 comment:

mun said...

Adena Estate is so huge!

Is that a real live camel or a statue? Too small to see clearly.