Downton Abbey Gala in Historic Lebanon Ohio

Downton Abbey in Lebanon, Ohio? Really?


The infamous Downton Abbey or Highclere Castle at Highclere Estate

Highclere Estate

The Highclere Estate

Highclere Castle has become incredibly well known as one of England’s finest historic houses, but the landscape in which it sits is renowned for its beauty and is well worth exploring.

The estate is situated in varied topography and lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Farming and forestry have always been important part of the estate.

“Highclere Castle is one of England’s most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland. The Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679, and the current Castle stands on the site of an earlier house, which in turn was built on the foundations of the medieval palace owned by the Bishops of Winchester for some 800 years.”

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The cast of the British Drama Downton Abbey

“Longstanding friend of the Carnarvon family, Julian Fellowes had Highclere Castle in mind as he wrote Downton Abbey. He often commented he wanted a house which spectacularly testified to the confidence and soaring optimism of the Edwardian period.

The success of Downton Abbey took everyone by surprise from the first nervous apprehension whether anyone would like the first episode or stay with it for the second or third… the series has become a phenomenon with appreciative viewers all around the world.”

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“The Pillars” ~ Lebanon Ohio


Socialize with neighbors and meet new friends!


Enjoy the terrace and stroll through the lovely gardens.


Enjoy an appetizer from the staff…


Dine with friends on gourmet food catered by Kohler Catering


There will be music…


Pose for a photo with your favorite stars of Downton Abbey…

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View some classic vintage luxury automobiles…

This event is being sponsored by The Lebanon Conservancy Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historical homes.

All proceeds will benefit local preservation.

The Lebanon Conservancy Foundation

Rus Kindrick, President

27 N. Mechanic Street

P.O. Box 893

Lebanon, Ohio 45036

For Ticket information:

 (513) 228-1810