John Rankin House Historic Site

John Rankin House Historic Site Rededication

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
10 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Rankin House Open
11 a.m. Rededication Ceremony • Click Here for the Schedule of Events
House Open for Tours Following Ceremony Until 5 p.m.

Be on hand when the freshly restored John Rankin House, a National Historic Landmark, reopens to visitors with a special ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, and we break ground for a new visitor center.

You'll find a pre-Civil War home furnished and equipped to share the remarkable story of the Rankin family and their leading role in the antislavery and abolitionist movements. Ripley, where the Rankin House is located, is an Ohio River town in the southwest part of the state that was a hotbed of not-very-secret Underground Railroad activity in the decades before the Civil War.

At the restored Rankin House you can visit one of the best-documented and most active Underground Railroad "stations" in Ohio and get the story of Ohio's role in the abolitionist movement that set the stage for the end of slavery as well as the modern Civil Rights movement.

Admission on Saturday, Aug. 23, is free.

After Aug. 23, 2014, the Rankin House will be open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday Noon–5 p.m. through the end of October, when it will close for the season. Admission is $4, $2/ages 6–12. Ohio History Connection members enjoy free admission.

Ripley Heritage, Inc.
P.O. Box 176
Ripley, OH 45167

937-392-1627/800-752-2705

The John Rankin House Historic Site is managed locally by Ripley Heritage, Inc.

May - October
Wednesday - Saturday: 10 a.m - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

November
Open by appointment (for groups only)

December - January
Closed

February - April
Open by appointment (for groups only)

Admission is $4, $2/ages 6–12. Ohio History Connection members enjoy free admission.

Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go

Key things to do or see when you visit.

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History

History

Explore Rankin House's significance to Ohio History.

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Local Management

Local Management

Rankin House is locally managed by Ripley Heritage, Inc.

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Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

Learn more about the historic site.

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Collections

Collections

Discover some of the amazing collections on view at Rankin House.

Historic Buildings and Resources

Historic Buildings and Resources

Documentation of Rankin House's historic structures.