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Rippon Lodge Historic Site

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Oldest surviving house in Prince William County

When it comes to history, it is hard to surpass Virginia. From Colonial times through the Civil... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
Nice Way to Explore Prince William County History

My daughter, son in law and grandson visited Rippon Lodge. It is filled with lots of history that... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Judy M
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Visit one of the oldest homes in Prince William County. Built circa 1747 by Richard Blackburn, the historic house is situated between Neabsco Creek, the Potomac River, and the historic King's Highway (present day Route 1). The original owners...more
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15520 Blackburn Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191-4101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When it comes to history, it is hard to surpass Virginia. From Colonial times through the Civil War, Virginia has been a frequent battlefield, a home for presidents and statesmen and a site for historic plantation houses and buildings. In a state that celebrates Mount...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

My daughter, son in law and grandson visited Rippon Lodge. It is filled with lots of history that encompassed colonial as well as civil war times. It is being maintained very well by the county and our guide was very well informed. Think this is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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JMA194, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Thank you so much for your review of Rippon Lodge Historic Site. We appreciate your time with us and hope you will return for another visit for one of our wonderful events this year.

Reviewed March 19, 2019

We live 3 miles from Rippon Lodge and take our friends there to see it, talk about the history and to use as a photo venue. We have never found it crowded and have always found it to be well kept. You won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rich M
JMA194, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are fortunate enough to be on 42 acres of landscaped and forested grounds, and it remains quite serene even though we are only minutes away from a busy freeway. We hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

My guide, John made Rippon Lodge come alive. He provided accurate historical information as well as insight about daily life. I especially enjoyed the personal stories of the people who lived and worked on the property. This visit brought me back in time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Judy C
JMA194, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thank you Judy for your visit and review of Rippon Lodge Historic Site. We appreciate it. I will inform John of how much you enjoyed his tour. We look forward to seeing you in the future at one of our events.

Reviewed July 2, 2018

I had perfect timing as I got to the Lodge right at 12pm in time for the hourly tour. As with many of the other historic homes in Prince Williams County, this house museum is open Thursday through Monday 11am-4pm with tours on the hour....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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JM A, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you so very much for visiting Rippon Lodge Historic Site. I will pass on the compliments to our site interpreter who provided the tour. He will appreciate it. We hope you visit again in the future.

Reviewed March 5, 2018

My son was so taken by this place, he is now a "Junior Preservationist" volunteer. It's not "George Washington slept here" kind of grand history, but a nice place to see some older Virginian architecture. It does have some ties to historical figures ( I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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JM A, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you and we are glad to have your support!

Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

We took the Christmas tour of the lodge today. Our guide was very welcoming and informative. The grounds are beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2017
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JM A, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

We are happy you enjoyed our holiday tours. Thank you for your visit and please come back again.

Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

I went there with my family this afternoon. My family has lived here for years, but we never knew this place existed until my girlfriends mother, from New Zealand mentioned this place. We went and had a really nice personal tour of the home and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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JM A, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. I am very happy you all came for a visit and hope you will come back again soon.

Reviewed August 12, 2017

Rippon Lodge is the oldest house remaining in Prince William County in Virginia, near the unincorporated town of Woodbridge. Built around 1747 by Richard Blackburn, it is situated at 15520 Blackburn Road, on high ground overlooking Neabsco Creek. Interestingly, the house is located along a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Taylor B
JM A, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you for your review and am I am thrilled you had a great tour.

Reviewed July 16, 2017

This was a neat little stop. There are a few out buildings, a unique cemetery for family, and a pretty amazing house. I wasn't able to get a tour as they are limited to Saturdays at 11:30 but the outside and grounds were wonderful. It...More

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Date of experience: July 2017
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JM A, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

We hope you will come back so you may see the inside of the Lodge. Thank you for your review.

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Lori D
January 13, 2019|
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Response from JMA194 | Property representative |
Dear Lori, Yes, Rippon Lodge Historic Site is available as an outdoor venue for weddings and receptions. Please contact our main offices at 703-792-5546 for more information and rates.
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