Exploring Rippon Lodge, a Colonial Gem in Prince William County, VA

Exploring Rippon Lodge, a Colonial Gem in Prince William County, VA
3 de abr. de 2024 · 14m 51s

Travel back to Colonial Virginia with site interpreter Nate McDonald as we tour Rippon Lodge, a historic home dating back to 1747 in Prince William County, just outside Washington, D.C....

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Travel back to Colonial Virginia with site interpreter Nate McDonald as we tour Rippon Lodge, a historic home dating back to 1747 in Prince William County, just outside Washington, D.C. Discover how the Blackburn family, prominent during the American Revolution, shaped the region's history. Explore the significance of Rippon Lodge along the King's Highway and its role in supporting the American and French armies on their march to Yorktown.  

Delve into the Blackburns' political and military contributions, and wander through the preserved rooms adorned with family portraits. Learn about Rippon Lodge's place on the Washington Rochambeau National Historic Trail and its resilience through challenges like the War of 1812 and the Civil War.  

Join us on this journey through time in a special episode of "Travels with Darley," as we uncover Rippon Lodge's rich heritage and celebrate its enduring legacy. Thank you for joining us as we preserve history for future generations. Watch for this content in video format in the "Travels with Darley" TV series on PBS and streaming.
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