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John Rankin House, Ripley

#39 of 139 in Historic Sites in Ohio
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
The John Rankin House is a historic house museum at 6152 Rankin Hill Road in Ripley, Ohio. Built in 1828, it was home to Presbyterian abolitionist John Rankin, and was one of the original stops on the Underground Railroad. Harriet Beecher Stowe's visit to Rankin provided some of the story that became Uncle Tom's Cabin. The house was acquired by the State of Ohio in 1938 and is now operated by the Ohio History Connection and opened for tours. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997.
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  • Love these historical establishments that document our past, whether good or bad. The museum is quickly gone through, with excellent signage on the grounds explaining the Underground Railroad. We did....  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our informative tour, and Howard presented an awesome, interesting presentation. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • This is a lovely place to overlook the Ohio River and the village of Ripley. The sunset views are really nice and the history of the place is interesting! The grounds and the buildings are well-kept. I recommend visiting, especially since it holds lots of Civil War and Underground Railroad era history!
  • Such an interesting historical landmark. We paid for the guided tour and it was well worth it. I wish I could remember the tour guides name, but it escapes me. He was really knowledgeable.
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