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Review of John Parker House

John Parker House
Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Ripley
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Owner description: This man is an exceptional figure in the history of the Underground Railroad. He was separated from his family and sold into slavery at age 8. He worked to buy his freedom, then risked it all by helping others to escape slavery. The docent at this house had extraordinary knowledge of the man.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth the Visit”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

A very interesting and informative hour well spent learning about the life of John Parker, one of America's heroes as a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

Visited May 2014
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Butler PA
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent history”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

Stopped in town during the Ohio Hog Rally. The scenic ride was great. We stopped by here I read most historical markers and this was a pleasant surprise. We did the entire tour which is rather long. Bought Parkers book and made a donation to help with important piece of history.

Visited June 2013
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Blanchester, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“History filled town!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Ripley is amazing me and the history of the Underground Railroad there is show stopping. After a visit to the Rankin House my wife and I made it point to visit the John Parker House as well. Even though the talk that the man gives was quite long, you could see the passion he had for the story he was sharing. It's a must when visiting the Ripley Riverfront and the wonderful history in Southern Ohio.

Visited October 2012
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Charleston, SC
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A high point in our trip”
Reviewed July 29, 2010

Our family went to Cincinnati and to Ripley, Ohio, to research the Underground Railroad. Visiting the John Parker House in Ripley was a highlight of the trip. A docent at this house gave a 40-minute extemporaneous talk about the man that was absolutely fascinating. The displays in the home were very informative, and it's a tremendous thing that people in Ripley and elsewhere managed to preserve the home of John Parker, a truly remarkable man.

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