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.Use our Ripley tour app to add John Rankin House and other attractions to your Ripley vacation plans.
John Rankin House reviews
We were recently in Ripley and enjoyed the expert tour given by Howard at the Rankin House. He was extremely knowledgeable about the UGRR as well as entertaining. Overall, I would recommend coming..... more »
This is our second trip to the John Rankin house. This time we took our daughter and grandson. John Rankin and this house are a key part of the history of abolition in this country. We stand on..... 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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