Trip Planner:   USA  /  Ohio  /  Ripley  /  John Rankin House

John Rankin House, Ripley

#42 of 139 in Historic Sites in Ohio
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
The John Rankin House is a National Historic Landmark in Ripley, Ohio. Built about 1816, 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.
Use our Ripley tour app to add John Rankin House and other attractions to your Ripley vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including John Rankin House
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

John Rankin House reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
68 reviews
  • This is an interesting site in a beautiful setting above the Ohio River. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared lots of information. It is emotionally moving to think of all those who came...  more »
  • We had a very knowledgeable tour guide. He was very good in answering questions and bringing the story of the underground railroad to life.  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.

Plan your trip to Ripley

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Ripley

Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Ripley

Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 1h 30 min
Duration: 2 hours