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Rippon Lodge Historic Site

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Taylor B wrote a review May 2019
Chicago, Illinois6,574 contributions5,316 helpful votes
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 Vernon and Monticello, it is easy to overlook Rippon Lodge. Located at 15520 Blackburn Road, at the south end of the unincorporated town of Woodbridge, on high ground overlooking Neabsco Creek, it is the oldest surviving house in Prince William County. Built in 1747, it is situated along a remnant of the original Kings Highway, now known as the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, a vital roadway that connected the 13 original colonies, stretching from Newport, Rhode Island, to Charleston, South Carolina. The house was named for the birthplace of its original owner, the small city of Ripon in North Yorkshire, England. Originally a tobacco plantation, the property once covered 21,000 acres. Today, the county has restored the house and maintains the surrounding 40 acres. It was designated a Virginia Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Judy M wrote a review Apr 2019
Woodbridge, Virginia27 contributions4 helpful votes
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 a good place for student field trips.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from JMA194, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site
Responded Apr 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.
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Richard M wrote a review Mar 2019
Woodbridge, Virginia19 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from JMA194, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site
Responded Apr 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.
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Judy C wrote a review Sep 2018
Destrehan, Louisiana36 contributions30 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from JMA194, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site
Responded Sep 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.
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jehenson81 wrote a review Jul 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia21,781 contributions1,124 helpful votes
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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. My guide was excellent and we were joined by Lance, a guide in training (use to work at Ben Lomand). The house is in excellent shape and after a brief outside look at the house and talking about the original building and the two additions, we headed inside. The house has been lovingly restored and has many antiques that belonged to the second to last owner. I loved the stories and the tales about the original owners as well as their connections to history and significant points in time. It was a great hour long tour for just $5.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from JM A, Manager at Rippon Lodge Historic Site
Responded Jul 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.
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