Rippon Lodge Historic Site
15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191 - United States
Rippon Lodge Historic Site is one of the oldest homes in Prince William County. Constructed in 1747 by Richard Blackburn, the house, located on 42 acres in the heart of Woodbridge, Virginia is a perfect location for both period and contemporary museum aficionados. This 270+ year old, two story structure includes original carved wooden elements, floors, and paneling. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the home boast a unique look on local and national history over two centuries. Along with the main structure there is the 1920s cabin, views of the Potomac, landscaped gardens and lush grounds, and historic cemetery. Surrounded by forest and close to the Potomac River, tours, events, programs, and more happens throughout the year.
Enjoy a special scavenger hunt of the grounds and architecture at Rippon Lodge Historic Site on Museum Day. The free hunt is fun for the whole family. Guided tours of the home are offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; limited to 15 people per tour.
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