105 Cincinnati Avenue, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Just down the street and around the corner from the Warren County History Center is this old pre Civil War mansion. The mansion is part of the museum and open during the summer and December. It is a beautiful old building overlooking Lebanon, yet still hidden away enough to be hard to fully see.
The Mansion is small and has only 8 rooms. The building is bigger than its structure. The history of the Mansion connects life during the 19th century and the 20th and 21st century’s efforts to preserve it. The tour is very informative and expands the eight rooms to include the history of the land and Lebanon. The guides are very informative and willing to answer any questions. Take at least an hour to tour the Mansion and grounds. The view from the top of the hill is one of the best in the area. The Mansion and History Center can easily be done in one day with time for lunch at one of Lebanon’s many eateries.
Throughout the year the Glendower puts on a few festivals and around the end of the season holds a civil war encampment. They even try to time it to fall during the Smithsonian’s Free Museum Day so that everyone can enjoy it. In December they decorate the Mansion for the season. Both are very popular events.