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Rippon Lodge - Woodbridge, Virginia


Rippon Lodge - Woodbridge, Virginia
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Rippon Lodge, the oldest standing house in Prince William County, Virginia has undergone a four-year renovation and is now open to the public. The historic home, built circa 1747 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sits on a scenic hilltop overlooking Neabsco Creek only about 30 miles from Washington, DC. George Washington and his family often stayed as a guest at Rippon Lodge.

History of Rippon Lodge

The original portions of Rippon Lodge were built by Richard Blackburn. Blackburn's son, Thomas, added two rooms to the house in 1800. The property passed through two more owners - the Atkinson family and federal Judge Wade Ellis. The family of Antarctic explorer and descendant of Richard Blackburn, Admiral Richard Blackburn Black, lived there until 2000, when the family sold the house and 40 acres of land to Prince William County for $1.4 million.

15500 Blackburn Road
(703) 499-9812

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