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“Maybe” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Rippon Lodge Historic Site

Rippon Lodge Historic Site
15520 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22191
703-499-9812
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Woodbridge
Type: Historic Sites
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El Cerrito, CA
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“Maybe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a very low-key site, with some historical items and an average tour. The upstairs was closed for renovations when we were there, so my opinion is based on that fact. The outdoors are lovely, and the little walk to the old (and augmented by one of the owners) cemetery is interesting. We had spent hours the day before at a site that does not even appear here --- the Weems-Botts Museum and House in Dumfries, Virginia --- and it was the BEST I have ever been to. So, Rippon paled badly by comparison. But don't miss Weems-Botts. Just check the hours at both before you drop in.

Visited August 2013
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“Relatively new historic site”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

My kids and I attend a church that has an annual service and picnic at this site. Unfortunately, this year we forgot about the 17 year cicadas that had recently hatched. Given that the earth at the site had not been developed within the past 17 years there were cicadas everywhere.

Visited May 2013
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“Nice Local Historic House Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

For Rippon Lodge being nearly around-the-corner for me, I was thrilled when it finally opened up to the public. The house offers several neat little 'treats' that are not in your average house museum. The staff was friendly and knowledgable.

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Woodbridge
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“Surprise historical home right in Woodbridge !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

OK, this is not "Mount Vernon" historical- for that, you'll have to go about ten miles north. Nevertheless, this is a wonderful old historical home with grounds to walk about and enjoy. Take two hours off and relax on this property. The guides do a nice job of explaining the full history of the home. Very moderate entrance fee. Convenient parking lot right near the home.

Visited May 2012
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