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“A high point in our trip” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of John Parker House

John Parker House
Ranked #2 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.
Charleston, SC
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“A high point in our trip”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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