The Best Things to Do In Chillicothe, Ohio

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Chillicothe, Ohio is one of the state's oldest routes, dating back hundreds of years. It was named the capital of the Northwest Territory in 1800 and the first capital of the state of Ohio in 1803.

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With a mix of historical sites and recent revitalization of the downtown area, Chillicothe makes for a great weekend getaway! Keep reading for my list of the best things to do in Chillicothe, Ohio!

Chillicothe is located in Southern Ohio in Ross County. The city is about an hour south of Columbus, 1.5 hours northeast of Cincinnati, and 3-3.5 hours south of Cleveland.

Where Is Chillicothe, Ohio?

Things To Do In Chillicothe, Ohio

I just fell in love with the beautiful historic architecture and the local shops and restaurants!

Explore Historic Downtown Chillicothe

Tecumseh! is one of the Midwest’s most popular attractions of its kind. Over 3 million people have viewed the drama since premiering 50 years ago!

Watch the Outdoor Drama Tecumseh!

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Hopewell Culture National Park is home to the reconstructed earthwork site of the Hopewell culture which dates to over 2,000 years ago.

Hopewell Culture National Park

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The house and furnishings are so well preserved, and our knowledgeable guide provided lots of historical insight about the area during the 1800’s.

Adena Mansion & Gardens Historic Site

With hundreds of fascinating artifacts from the last 200+ years, this museum is a history enthusiast’s dream!

Ross County Historical Society

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