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Rippon Lodge

15520 Blackburn Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191-4101
+1 703-499-9812
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Quaint little lodge

We took the Christmas tour of the lodge today. Our guide was very welcoming and informative. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stafford, Virginia
via mobile
“Hidden Gem”

I went there with my family this afternoon. My family has lived here for years, but we never knew... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Chad V
Phoenix, Arizona
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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). Mr. Blackburn, and his son Thomas, had extensive land holdings in the county where they grew tobacco, wheat, and other commodities. By 1842, the Atkinson Family called Rippon Lodge home for about 90 years before the property was sold to Wade Ellis in 1924. Ellis, and his wife Dessie, purchased 500 acres and began extensive renovations to the home, turning it into the Colonial Revival residence visitors see today. Ellis, a prominent lawyer from Washington D.C., is regarded as being responsible for preserving much of the history of Rippon Lodge. Admiral Richard Blackburn Black, the last private owner of Rippon Lodge, purchased the home in 1952, and continued to preserve the home and history as Wade Ellis had. Admiral Black was a direct descendent of the original builder Richard Blackburn, and has been linked to many important historical events, including his exploration of Antarctica with Admiral Richard Byrd.
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15520 Blackburn Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191-4101
+1 703-499-9812
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank KimiLu59
Reviewed 9 October 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

Thank Chad V
Reviewed 12 August 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

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 16 July 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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Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We went to Rippon lodge during their WW2 living history demonstration. The experience was great! The reenactors were very friendly, especially with kids, and the grounds of the lodge are immaculate. I can't wait to go back to tour the house!

Thank Ryan R
Management response:Responded 15 July 2017

Thank you for attending our annual World War II event. We are very pleased to hear that you had such a positive experience. We look forward to seeing you again at Rippon Lodge.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

I live just up the road from this place, and it took me 8 years to get there. Shoulda gone sooner... Interesting historic home that has undergone several renovations through the years. Volunteers often perform fun activities around certain holidays, so worth checking their website...More

Thank LarryAkey
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very nicely done. I learned a lot about history of celebrating xmas, and period decor in the house. they have lots of events year round.

Thank AmyChaff
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This beautiful home is well preserved and shows the historic settings many wealthier citizens enjoyed.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Rippon Lodge Historic Site is a wonderful, quite historic home and surrounding park. The park has a few walking trails and a garden during the summer.

Thank wmay13241
Reviewed 10 August 2016

History lovers should check it out. See how the white people lives as compared to the slave quarters. Depressing but interesting.

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