Parker House Events – 2015!

The John P. Parker Historical Society will be featuring several events at the Parker House at 300 N. Front Street in Ripley, Ohio during the month of April.

  • O Sunday, April 19 at 2.p.m. the public is invited to hear Ann Hagedorn, acclaimed author, speak on John Parker’s life entitled “John Parker Then and Now.” Ann has agreed to have a book signing after the talk. Light refreshments will be served.
  •  April 24 & 25 the Parker House will be open from 10-5 to the general public and persons who are taking part in the Geo Freedom Trail. The Geo Freedom Trail has been organized by AFK Geocaching. The trail will have caching points located in Hamilton Co., Clermont Co. and Brown County. There will be 18 caching points on the Geo Freedom Trail. The John Parker House will be one of the points on the trail as well as the Rankin House in Ripley. The other points in Brown Co. will be in Georgetown at the Grant Statue, the Grant Boyhood Home and Grant School House. This is the first time that the Parker House has taken part in a geo caching event. Search the website afkgeocaching.com to take part in or just find out more about the event.
  • Friday May 1 the Parker House Museum will officially open for the 2015 season.
    • The Parker House is open May through October each Friday & Saturday from 10 to 5 p.m. and on each Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
    • The Parker House is open all other days by appointment.
    • Call 937-392-4481 or 937-392-4404 for an appointment.


The Parker House has displays featuring the life of John Parker. John Parker was born a slave, bought his own freedom, was an abolitionist, an inventor, entrepreneur and a true American hero.

The Parker House at 300 N. Front Street in Ripley invites you to come visit this National Historic Landmark.